BEGONIA( Semperflorens Cultorum Group, EUREKA SERIES)
Plant Common Name
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.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
10 - 15
H1, H2, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Tropical
Sharp or Has Thorns