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Dragon Wing® Red Angelwing Begonia Begonia hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Shade to Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 14 - 18 Inches
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Dragon Wing® Red Angelwing Begonia Begonia hybrid

Part Shade to Shade 14 - 18

Features

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

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Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
14 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 
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.

  • 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.

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

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    joyce
    South Carolina
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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!

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

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Bill
    Ohio
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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.

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Dave
    New Jersey
    United States
    4 years ago
  • This plant is so hardy and grows so well in our hot SC sun! I recommend it to everyone.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Barbara
    South Carolina
    United States
    4 years ago
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2005 Flame Proof Dallas Arboretum
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
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2004 Top Picks Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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