Double Up Pink Begonia (Begonia semperflorens 'Double Up Pink')
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Annual in the Begoniaceae Family
 

 
Available May 10
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Available May 17
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Available May 24
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18 Flat Greenhouse $55.50 Available for Pre-Order
4/4 - 4/7
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4/4 - 4/7
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Tray of 15 4" pots Greenhouse $93.38 Available for Pre-Order
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Available June 7
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4/4 - 4/7
Estimated Arrival Jun 7
 
 

About Wax Begonias

Often called “Wax Begonias,” for their shiny, waxy leaves, Begonia semperflorens are a bit “vertically challenged” which makes them a beautiful choice for borders and the outside edge of mixed containers. These plants will tolerate partial shade to full sun, depending on how hot and humid their growing environment is: they’ll grow taller but bloom less in shady areas, and will be shorter but have more blooms in sun, but are prone to burning in full-sun, dry, very hot conditions.

Pros

  • Will tolerate partial shade to full sun
  • Blooms from spring until first frost
  • Doesn’t require deadheading for continuous blooms
  • Beautiful along borders or in containers

Cons

  • Prefers consistently moist soil, which could mean daily watering during hot weather…
  • … But will wilt and/or rot if overwatered
  • Needs well-draining, loose soil to grow and thrive
  • Does best in humid conditions (only a con if you have curly hair and/or an aversion to feeling slightly sticky all the time)
  • Susceptible to botrytis blight, a fungal leaf disease / solution: water the soil, not the foliage
 

Plant Data

Mature Size 6 - 12 inches tall. 6 - 12 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Dry - Medium: Fairly drought tolerant, but do best in consistently moist soil. Water once the top inch of soil feels dry.
Zones 8a - 11b
Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deciduous, Dry, Extended Bloom Time, Filler, Full Sun, Good for Bedding, Good for Mass Planting, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Medium, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Shade Tolerant, Showy Flowers, Tender Perennial
Bloom Period Spring - Fall
Flower Color Pink
 

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