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BEGONIA (SOLENIA® DUSTY ROSE)

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Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA( SOLENIA® DUSTY ROSE, Heimalis Group, SOLENIA® SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Solenia™ Dusty Rose Begonia

General Description

Solenia® dusty rose begonia is an evergreen perennial that is commonly planted as a warm-season tender perennial in temperate zones. This compact selection is more tolerant of full sun than other begonias. Everblooming and easy to grow, it puts forth loose clusters of double flowers of rose-pink with darker rose accents. Its succulent, glossy, very dark green leaves show off the brightness of its flowers. This begonia prefers sites with part sun to shade, and well drained, fertile soil. Where summers are cool, it can be planted in full sun. Grow this superb bedding plant in mixed borders, containers and hanging baskets. In colder zones, begonias can be brought indoors to overwinter.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    13 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 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

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Rose

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • 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, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No