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BEGONIA (PIN-UP™ SERIES, Tuberhybrida Group)

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Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA( Tuberhybrida Group, PIN-UP™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Pin-up™ Begonia

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Numerous bicolored flowers that look like small hibiscus blooms cover the bushy plants of the Pin-Up™ Series. These tuberous begonias have lush dark green leaves with lighter veins. Belonging to the Tuberhybrida Group of begonias derived from mountain-growing species native to the South American Andes, they grow from winter-dormant root tubers. Their numerous flowers are bicolored, either red and golden orange or white and deep pink, based on culivar. Blossoms are heavily produced in summer to mid-autumn, and are set among open, succulent stems across the plant. They are produced in a cluster of three buds, with two smaller female flowers next to the larger, showier male flower. Leaves are fleshy and jagged, glossy and dark green in color with lighter green veins.

Pin-Up™ Series tuberous begonias need a rich but well-drained soil in a partially shaded garden location. They should receive direct sunlight only early in the morning. Because they're tropical, they most often are grown in containers indoors, or if outdoors, in areas with warm winters and comfortable (not overly hot) summers. Excessive heat and humidity in summer will readily diminish this begonia. When a plant begins to yellow in the autumn after flowering, reduce watering to induce the natural winter dormancy. In cold climates, this is the time that the tubers should be lifted and stored inside in a cool, dry location until buds reappear in the spring. Tubers may be replanted in pots or outdoors once danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures are warm.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade

  • Height

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Orange, Pink, Magenta

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • 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

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No