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Surefire® Red Begonia benariensis

Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
24" 24"
Height
12 - 24"
Spread
18 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

    Consider me FLOWER therapy.

    Tough, vigorous plants with great landscape and container performance.

    Award Winner
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Rich Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in containers and landscapes.  Great when planted in masses and an excellent plant for combinations as well.

    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!

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    • Hope Rose
      , Nebraska
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
  • 28 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2020 Perfect Score All Season Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2020 Top Performer Montreal Botanic Garden
    2020 Top Performer Domaine Joly - De Lotbiniere
    2020 Perfect Score - All Season Michigan State University
    2020 Perfect Score - Early Season - Michigan State University
    2020 Top Performer Penn State
    2020 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2020 Top Performer - Ground Colorado State
    2020 Top Performer - Hanging Baskets University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids
    2020 Top Performer University of Delaware
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