Begonia rex-cultorum’Escargot’

Botanical Name: Begonia rex-cultorum ‘Escargot’

Phonetic: bah-Go-nyah

Common Name(s): Escargot Begonia, King Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Hybrid
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Tender

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Colorful/burgundy, variegated, spiral shaped
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Summer
Flower Color(s): Multicolored, pink, insignificant

Exposure: Shade to part shade, filtered sun
USDA: 10-11
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate: Medium               
Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 6-12 inches
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Mildew, botrytis, mealybugs
Soil: Organic, sharp-draining soil

Features: Snail-like curl pattern at the base of the leaf, striking foliage, grows in clumps, low maintenance, require high humidity
Uses: Can be mixed with brightly colored blooms and other foliage plants, container, shade areas, mixed plantings, beds, borders, annual, woodland garden, foliage accent, indoor plant, baskets

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