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Begonia


Begonia selections

Begonia

Talk about foolproof: Annual begonia is about as easy as it gets. It does well in a variety of conditions, but to keep it its most luxuriant best, give it light shade; rich, well-drained soil; and ample water. It also loves plenty of fertilizer, so be generous.

Plant annual begonias in spring after all danger of frost has passed. No need to deadhead this flower unless you want to, it's "self-cleaning!"

Light:
Sun,Part Sun,Shade
Plant Type:
Annual
Plant Height:
6-18 inches tall
Plant Width:
6-12 inches wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

Begonia 'Bellagio Apricot' is a double-flowering begonia for shade with pendulous apricot flowers perfect for hanging baskets. It grows 14 inches tall and 2 feet wide.
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Begonia 'Bellagio Blush' bears double white flowers. It grows 14 inches tall and 2 feet wide and prefers full shade.
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Begonia 'Bellagio Pink' is a double-flowering begonia for shade with pendulous bright pink flowers perfect for hanging baskets. It grows 14 inches tall and 2 feet wide.
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Begonia 'Big Red with Grean Leaf' bears red-pink flowers on a tough, vigorous plant that grows 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
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Begonia 'Big Rose with Bronze Leaf' bears big pink flowers and purple-bronze leaves on a strong, vigorous plant that grows 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
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Begonia 'Bonfire' offers glowing orange flowers and narrow, bronzy-green leaves. It's especially effective in containers. It grows 20 inches tall and wide.
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Begonia 'Cocktail Vodka' offers deep purple-red leaves and bright red flowers all season long. It grows 7 inches tall and wide.
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Begonia 'Cocktail Whiskey' offers rich bronzy-green leaves and crisp white flowers from spring to fall. It grows 7 inches tall and wide.
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Begonia 'Doublet Rose' shows off double rose-pink blooms over bronze foliage. It grows 6 inches tall and wide.
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Begonia 'Doublet White' offers showy double white blooms over dark green foliage. It grows 6 inches tall and wide.
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Begonia 'Dragon Wing Red' offers large red flowers on big plants that can grow 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
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Begonia 'Mandalay Pearl' produces airy white blooms all summer long -- no matter how hot it gets -- and thrives in full sun. It grows 1 foot tall and 30 inches wide.
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Begonia 'Sprint Scarlet' offers large red flowers over medium green leaves on compact plants. It grows 8 inches tall and wide.
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Begonia 'Super Olympia Coral' offers large coral-pink flowers over shiny green leaves. It grows 8 inches tall and wide.
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Plant It With
Impatiens

In shade, combining white begonias with any color of impatiens is a surefire way to create a colorful display in shade.

Blue lobelia

Give your white begonias a colorful skirt of blue lobelia for a stunning mix that works well in a wide variety of gardening styles, from country to contemporary.

Wishbone flower

Wishbone flowers have a similar shape to begonias, but very different foliage, so you can create an intriguing, subtle display, especially in containers.

Propagation
Stem Cuttings