Surefire Red Begonia (Begonia x benariensis 'Surefire Red')
bah-GO-nyah ex benariensis 'Surefire Red'

Annual in the Begoniaceae Family
 

 
Available May 10
Size Notes Price Availability
Eco+ Grande(TM) Tray of 10 4" compostable pots Greenhouse $60.30 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival May 10
Tray of 3 #1 gallons Greenhouse $33.75 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival May 10
Available May 17
Size Notes Price Availability
Eco+ Grande(TM) Tray of 10 4" compostable pots Greenhouse $60.30 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival May 17
Tray of 3 #1 gallons Greenhouse $33.75 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival May 17
Available May 24
Size Notes Price Availability
18 Flat Greenhouse $55.50 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival May 24
Eco+ Grande(TM) Tray of 10 4" compostable pots Greenhouse $60.30 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival May 24
Tray of 3 #1 gallons Greenhouse $33.75 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival May 24
Available June 7
Size Notes Price Availability
Eco+ Grande(TM) Tray of 10 4" compostable pots Greenhouse $60.30 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival Jun 7
Tray of 3 #1 gallons Greenhouse $33.75 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival Jun 7
 
 

About Whopper Begonias

Showy and fabulous in gardens and containers, Begonia benariensis grows to a respectable 2 feet tall and likes to be the star of the show. Her shiny, waxy dark green leaves and rose-hued blooms are romantic, sure, but don’t let that fool you - this girl is tough as nails. If your version of “gardening” is to pop something in a pot in April and forget about it until the Fourth of July, Begonia benariensis might be just the boss babe you’ve been searching for. 

 

Her tour du force? She’s happy in both sun and shade, making her a truly versatile star.

Pros

  • Blooms from spring to first frost
  • Doesn’t require deadheading for continuous blooms
  • One of very few plants that thrives in both shade and sun

Cons

  • Um… she’s too tall to wear heels?
  • But seriously, there’s very little to not love about this gal except her susceptibility to botrytis blight, a fungal leaf disease / solution:? water the soil, not the foliage
 

Plant Data

Mature Size 12 - 24 inches tall. 18 - 24 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Shade - Full Sun
Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deciduous, Filler, Full Sun, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Shade Tolerant, Showy Flowers, Tender Perennial, Thrillers
Flower Color
 

Related Articles

Photos of This with...

Serendipity Ornamental Onion, Proven Accents Pegasus Begonia, Surefire Red Begonia, Surefire Rose Begonia, Gryphon Begonia, Purple Haze Butterfly Bush, Heart to Heart Blushing Bride Elephant Ear, Heart to Heart Caribbean Coral Elephant Ear, Heart to Heart Va Va Violet Elephant Ear, Superbells Double Orange Million Bells, Toucan Dark Orange Canna, Toucan Yellow Canna Lily, Coffee Cups Elephant's Ear, Mezoo Trailing Red Livingstone Daisy, Color Coded The Price Is White Coneflower, Diamond Frost Spurge, Leapfrog Foamy Bells, Autumn Frost Hosta, Shadowland Coast to Coast Hosta, Hippo Rose Polka Dot Plant, Rockapulco Coral Reef Impatiens, Rockapulco Purple Impatiens, Sweet Caroline Bewitched After Midnight Sweet Potato, Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime Sweet Potato, Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple Sweet Potato, Luscious Goldengate Lantana, Snow Princess Sweet Alyssum, Morning Light Maiden Grass, Charmed Wine Shamrock, Denim 'n Lace Russian Sage, Supertunia Bordeaux Petunia, Garden Girls Party Girl Garden Phlox, Mojave Red Purslane, Lemon Coral Stonecrop, ColorBlaze Apple Brandy Coleus, ColorBlaze Chocolate Drop Coleus, ColorBlaze El Brighto Coleus, ColorBlaze Lime Time Coleus, ColorBlaze Rediculous Coleus, ColorBlaze Velveteen Coleus, ColorBlaze Wicked Hot Coleus, Colorblaze Golden Dreams Coleus, Summer Wave Large Amethyst Wishbone Flower, Superbena Large Lilac Blue Verbena,
 
Want More photos of this plant? Try Google Image Search!
 


Pricing and Availability History

Click a label to toggle visibility for that size

© North Shore Plant Club 2024. Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions.

Limited Availability

We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at help@northshoreplantclub.com. Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!


Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.


Benefits of Membership

Want a better way to get great plants and make your yard look awesome? Create your account below and get:

  • The best plants… from the same sources the pros use, but at near wholesale prices
  • More plants in more sizes than anywhere else… whether you’re looking for classics or rarities; annuals, perennials or shrubs; one plant or a whole yardful!
  • "No Contact" delivery or easy pick-up at a site near you without fighting the retail crowds. You choose!

Membership is free, but — since we rely on delivery and local pick-up — you have to live near one of our hubs (or be willing to drive to a site to pick them up). If you live farther away, and would like to help us bring the club to your neighbors, please email helpusgrow@northshoreplantclub.com.

Already a member?

Login

About Ordering From The Plant Club

To secure the best prices for club members and make sure we know the current plants available from each nursery, we take orders only a couple of times a month.

Shoot us an email at help@northshoreplantclub.com, and we'll be happy to talk about plants or let you know when it's time to buy them!


No Pricing or Availability Right Now

We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.

Our goal is to bring as many plants together under "one roof" as possible, so we'll try hard to make it available again in the future!