This is my first year having the Dragon Wing, 2nd yr growing Begonias period. I love them. The Dragon Wing is by far and away the best. So easy! Grew it in a raised bed 36x36 contained with other plants. It is just August, 100 degrees, and it has grown to the 20in tall and at least 20 wide so far. Oh yeah, I live in Iowa! I think you should expand your Zones.
Dragon Wing® Red Angelwing Begonia Begonia hybrid
- Part Shade to Shade
Vigorous and heat tolerant with abundant flowers all summer; great plant to fill open shady spacesAward WinnerHeat TolerantDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:14 - 18 InchesSpacing:15 - 18 InchesSpread:15 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in patio containers, hanging baskets and bedsMaintenance 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.
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Rosanne Baisa, Iowa, United States, 1 year ago
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, 5 years ago
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, 11 years ago
I have told so many friends about this plant great for large pots!Ellen, Michigan, United States, 11 years ago
A great plant for hanging baskets. Love the red.joyce, South Carolina, United States, 11 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!Shirley Ray, Georgia, United States, 11 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.Linda, Ohio, United States, 11 years ago
Lin, Florida, United States, 11 years ago
Easy to grow. Very little maintenance. Tollerates Ohio summer weather.Bill, Ohio, United States, 11 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.Gail Henderson, Wisconsin, United States, 11 years ago
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