Planted 6 of these this year and I am a big fan. Not your typical pink wax begonia. The blooms had an iridescent shimmer and the pedicels were bright pink, both unique features I have not seen before. I ordered direct from PW and received very small plants in early spring. After a month or so they were of a good size and continued to grow to about 18x18 in mid September (zone 5). I pulled them to plant fall annuals, but I'm certain they would have looked great right up until frost. I'll be using them again next year.
Surefire® Rose Begonia benariensis
FeaturesI do WONDERFUL things for a yard's SELF-ESTEEM.
Tough, gorgeous plants that work in both sun and shade conditions.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 24 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:BrownFoliage Shade:BronzeHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Great in both landscapes and containers.Maintenance Notes:
These plants are versatile working in both sun or shade, which makes them a wonderful unifying plant to use in both sun and shade beds. Unlike older begonias, these are quite vigorous. They can tolerate some drought conditions, but will look their best with more consistent moisture and regular feeding. They love the heat and do not need to be deadheaded to bloom all summer long. What's not to love!
Strong performance in the sun or in the shade! Here is a new series of begonias from Proven Winners® with large blooms and a strong upright habit that will work well for containers or in the landscape.
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Frank P, New York, United States, 4 years ago
Beautiful plant! Just covered in flowers! Have it in a container on the East side front step. It has been a very cool, rainy spring and this plant is thriving! None of my other annuals have taken off like it,Paula, Alberta, Canada, 9 years ago
this plant actually over wintered outside last year and came back just as beautiful as when I got it!Tammy DeWitt, North Carolina, United States, 9 years ago
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