Grew these last year in Denver. An early June hail storm stripped the plants of leaves entirely but they survived and came back. At the end of the season they were still flowering like crazy so we dug them, potted them up and brought them inside. Where they flowered heavily ALL Winter! I'm completely sold! And the bloom colors are rich and complex. Really remarkable!
Solenia® Apricot Rieger Begonia Begonia x hiemalis
FeaturesHave pot, WILL TRAVEL.
Prolific, vibrant blossoms are produced on well-branched, mildew resistant plants all season due to daylength neutrality. As their consistently superior performance has been well-documented, Solenia is a great plant for your garden. The double flower have attractive ruffling to the petals and deadheading isn't necessary for continued bloom. They are sun and shade tolerant.Continuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:8 - 12 InchesSpacing:8 - 12 InchesSpread:8 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Shade:Apricot OrangeFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
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:
Try mixing these sun tolerant begonias with other medium vigor plants in hanging baskets, upright containers and in well-drained landscape soil.Maintenance Notes:
These begonias prefer moist but not wet, well-draining soil. These are not hardy, but the corms can be dug up, stored for the winter and replanted the next spring. Plants will perform best with limited overhead watering, early enough in the day to dry completely before nightfall. Unnecessarily wet foliage at night can promote disease issues. Otherwise, the plants are largely carefree. A controlled or slow-release plant food at planting will help them have peak performance.
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Jill Fielder, California, United States, 3 years ago
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