|Plant Series||Begonia COCOA™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP26810|
|EU Grant #||EU45174 ('Enchanted Sun')|
|Hardiness Zone||8, 9, 10, 11|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||24" / 14" / 24"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Flower Color||Orange, Pink|
|Leaf Color||Black, Green|
|Soil||Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.|
|pH||6.0 - 6.5|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
|Nutritional Needs||150 - 200 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|How Different?||Only upright begonia with dark brown foliage with large, salmon-orange flowers.|
|Landscape Value||Use as a houseplant or in mixed containers or in summer borders in east exposure part sun.|
|Finish Time to 4"||4 - 6 weeks|
|Comments||Has survived here in Canby, Oregon for 4 years in the ground, mulched.|
|Grower Notes||Sanitation of media and growing conditions is critical. Greenhouse production recommended for best environmental controls. Avoid use of overhead irrigation. Do not crowd plants as this can lead to more disease problems and stretched plants. Do not plant too deep.|
Begonia COCOA™ ‘Enchanted Sunrise’
Large, salmon-orange blooms contrast beautifully with the dark chocolate leaves embossed with lime-green veins. Glamorous and elegant in mixed shade containers or in the border. It's also a fabulous houseplant and even blooms during the winter. Upright and great for a patio planter.
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