Blooms all season on my northeast balcony in zone 5. Does not like wet feet and even tolerates dry spells, but does not like intense heat. Too much sun fades the leaves. Seem to appreciate regular low dose fertilizer, except when temperatures hit above 85F. We get many compliments on this in a hanging basket and the color glows from a long distance! Have grown many, many begonias and this is a favorite.
Santa Cruz® Begonia boliviensis
- Sun or 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).
Large colorful flowers.Heat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 16 InchesSpacing:12 - 16 InchesSpread:12 - 16 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Scarlet-OrangeFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:ModerateBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses Notes:
Great in containers.Maintenance Notes:
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Lorelei Treinen, 5 years ago