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Dragon Wing® Red Angelwing Begonia Begonia hybrid

(12 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
18" 18"
Height
14 - 18"
Spread
15 - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    Vigorous and heat tolerant with abundant flowers all summer; great plant to fill open shady spaces

    Award Winner
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    14 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    15 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    15 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in patio containers, hanging baskets and beds

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Overwintering Begonias, some basics. When bringing plants indoors from an outdoor garden area there are some basic do's and don'ts to consider. The first priority is to make sure your plants are free of insects or disease before bringing them in for the winter. Indoor conditions are very stressful to most plants and when plants are stressed they are more susceptible to insects and diseases. So before you bring plants in for the winter you may want to give them a good looking over, it will save you problems later in the winter when you may not want to use chemicals indoors. Indoor conditions are generally lower light than outdoors, so plant will have to adjust to lower light levels, sometimes they can do this easily and sometimes they must drop their outdoor leaves and grow new leaves that are better adapted to interior conditions. Plan for some leaf drop until plants become established again. All Begonias need bright filtered light when brought indoors and can sometimes be grown in full sun but be careful not to burn plants by exposing them to bright sun if they were grown in the shade previously. T he inside of your house is also very dry due to your heating system which removes water from the air as it heats the air in your house. You can make life a lot easier for your plants if you provide a source of humidity for your plants. Many people mist their indoor plants and while this helps it only lasts for a short period. A better long term solution is the use of a pebble tray under your plants where water can be added as it evaporates to keep the humidity higher around your indoor flowers. A pebble tray is simply a container that holds water filled with pebbles so that your plants sit on the pebbles and not in the water itself, water evaporates around the plant a creates a small "greenhouse" effect. Cane type & bedding begonias
    These two groups look very different but are both easy to keep over the winter. The Cane types include Angel Wing Begonias and also the Dragon wing types. These need very bright light to look their best, but not scorching sun. Keep lightly moist and lightly fertilized through the winter months. They never no go dormant, so do not allow to become very dry.

    My favorite plant of all is your Dragon Wing Begonia. I usually plant the red, but this year I planted both the red and the pink. The plants bloom continuously until the cold weather comes. I put them in two large brick and concrete planters that go all around our deck. People always comment on them, and several friends have now started using them. Looking at them never fails to cheer my day.

    My favorite plant of all is your Dragon Wing Begonia. I usually plant the red, but this year I planted both the red and the pink. The plants bloom continuously until the cold weather comes. I put them in two large brick and concrete planters that go all around our deck. People always comment on them, and several friends have now started using them. Looking at them never fails to cheer my day. M. Hennessy, IL.

  • 12 Reviews

    • The photos here don't do this plant justice. It is an outstanding performer in many different growing conditions - your success is pretty much guaranteed with this begonia!

      Paul Judge
      Ontario
      Canada
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Great plant - fills an oversized container marvelously. have grown it in nearly full sun, and in fairly dense shade and it performed well in both situations. Current plants are three years old and will be carried over yet again.

      helen w
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I have told so many friends about this plant great for large pots!

      Ellen
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • A great plant for hanging baskets. Love the red.

      joyce
      South Carolina
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Carried over from last year. Found a mico zone - north side of pool pump house - mulched heavy. They were at least 3 ft. tall still blooming heavy Nov. 13 one very light frost. Didn't hurt much - got to get them cut back and mulched!

      Shirley Ray
      Georgia
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Absolute favorite. It's November 13 and plant still is blooming, leaves are shiny green and looks great on back porch under an overhang.

      Linda
      Ohio
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Lin
      Florida
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Easy to grow. Very little maintenance. Tollerates Ohio summer weather.

      Bill
      Ohio
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Totally awesome, hummingbirds love it, always full of flowers, deadheads itself, Only maintence needed is water a a bit of fertilizer thru the summer to keep it at it's best.

      Gail Henderson
      Wisconsin
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Simply the BEST...FLAWLESS...

      Dave
      New Jersey
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 12 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2005 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
    2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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