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BEGONIA (EUREKA SERIES, Semperflorens Cultorum Group)

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Syngenta

Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA( Semperflorens Cultorum Group, EUREKA SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Fibrous Begonia

General Description

Wax begonias are compact, tender, ever-blooming herbaceous perennials normally used as disposable annual bedding plants in temperate and tropical regions. Their roots are fibrous and dense, giving rise to another common name — fibrous begonia. The Eureka Series wax begonias include five cultivars with bronze leaves and five with green. Slightly taller than most other wax begonias, they share their propensity for flowering constantly in mild weather.

Normally, semperflorens cultivars do best in moist well drained soil and light shade, although the bronze-leaved forms often tolerate full sun. They can be deadheaded or pinched back and allowed to rejuvenate. In areas with mild winters and summers these begonias will overwinter, eventually becoming a massive, spilling clump in a container or garden bed.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Pink, Orange Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Bronze

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No