Wax or fibrous begonias are classic bedding plants because they are beautiful all season and easy to grow. Commonly grown as annuals.
F2 hybrid. Low growing and bushy, wax begonias have lustrous, succulent leaves. Blooms appear continuously, so long as growing conditions are favorable, and may be red, white, pink or rose.
Plant these begonias in locations with partial sun and well drained, but evenly moist, fertile soil. They look super in containers, hanging baskets and shaded borders. In colder zones, begonias can be brought indoors to overwinter.
Genus - Begonia
Species - Semperflorens
Variety - Summer Rainbow
Common name - Fibrous Begonia
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 15
Height - 0,25 m
Spread - 0,45 m
Plant type - Annual flowers
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral
Soil type - Loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Tropical
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White, Red, Pink, Rose, Salmon
Sow indoors from January to March in trays of seed compost.
Sow thinly, cover with 5 mm of fine compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, clear plastic or propagator lid.
Keep at +20-+25C. Seedlings appear in 14-21 days.
Remove cover then seedlings appear. Grow on at ~+15C.
Transplant when large enough 5 cm apart in trays. Transplant in to permanent position after the last frost 20 cm apart.
Remove dead flowers to prolong flowering. Keep moist and weed free.
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