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BEGONIA 'Varsity Bronze Leaf Pink'

Image of Begonia 'Varsity Bronze Leaf Pink' (Semperflorens Cultorum Group, VARSITY SERIES)

James H. Schutte

Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA 'Varsity Bronze Leaf Pink'( Semperflorens Cultorum Group, VARSITY SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Fibrous Begonia, Varsity Bronze Leaf Pink Wax Begonia, Wax Begonia

General Description

Varsity Bronze Leaf Pink wax begonia has a compact habit, is more heat tolerant than other begonias and flowers early from seed. It is commonly grown as a tender perennial, but is an evergreen perennial in tropical and subtropical zones. Throughout the growing season this bushy plant presents lustrous, succulent foliage of bronze that becomes covered with small, waxy pink flowers.

This begonia grows its best in partial sun and well-drained, but evenly moist soil. It is marginally drought tolerant and very easy to grow. It looks super in containers, hanging baskets and shaded borders. In colder zones, begonias can be brought indoors to overwinter.

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, Full Shade

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Red, Green, Burgundy, 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

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No