Solenia® Red Rieger Begonia Begonia x hiemalis
Profuse bloomer with large, showy flowers covering glossy, vigorous foliage. Cheerful color for garden's edge and indoor or outdoor containers. Tolerant of sun, humidity and mildew. Prefers evenly moist, well-drained soil. Try mixing these sun tolerant begonias with other medium vigor plants in hanging baskets, upright containers and in well-drained landscape soil.Continuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:8 - 12 InchesSpacing:8 - 12 InchesSpread:8 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:redFoliage 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:
Hanging baskets, window boxes, landscapingMaintenance 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.