Begonia semperflorens

Botanical Name: Begonia semperflorens

Phonetic: Beg-Oh-nee-uh sehm-per-Floor-enz

Common Name(s): Wax Begonia/Bedding Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Tropics, subtropics
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial (treated as annual)
Persistence: Tender

Leaf Type: Simple, thick and waxy
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Green-bronze
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring to fall
Flower Color(s): White, pink, red, bicolor

Exposure: Full sun, part shade
USDA: 10-11
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate: Medium              
Height: 0.5-1 Feet
Spread: 0.5-1 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Bacterial leaf spot, powdery mildew, blight and stem/crown rots, mealy bugs and thrips, slugs and snails
Soil: Average, moderately fertile moist, well-drained soil

Features: Tolerate rabbits, dry soil, black walnut, hot and humid summers, shade, showy flowers, very popular garden annual
Uses: Containers, massing, edging, window boxes

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