Santa Cruz Begonia (Begonia boliviensis 'Santa Cruz')
bah-GO-nyah bol-iv-ee-EN-sis 'Santa Cruz'

Annual (usually grown as an annual near you) in the Begoniaceae Family

Begonia boliviensis 'Santa Cruz' is a begonia variety known for its charming qualities. It features delicate, pendulous flowers in vibrant colors, such as orange, red, or pink. The foliage is green and lush, providing a lovely backdrop to the blossoms. 'Santa Cruz' is a versatile plant that can be grown in containers or hanging baskets, adding a pop of color to any outdoor or indoor space. It thrives in partial shade and requires regular watering to maintain its health. With its graceful blooms and attractive foliage, Begonia boliviensis 'Santa Cruz' is a popular choice among gardeners looking to enhance their garden or patio with a touch of natural beauty.

Highlights Large colorful flowers. Heat Tolerant Deadheading Not Necessary Drought Tolerant

Plant Data

Mature Size 12 - 16 inches tall. 12 - 16 inches wide.
Growth Rate Trailing
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Full Shade
Moisture Tolerance Medium -
Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deciduous, Filler, Full Shade, Full Sun, Medium, Shade Tolerant, Showy Flowers, Tender Perennial
Flower Color Scarlet-Orange

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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.

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