|Common Name||Fireworks Rex Begonia|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Hardiness Zone||10, 11|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||10" / 18" / 16"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Leaf Color||Pink, Purple, Silver|
|Soil||Average porosity, organic soil.|
|pH||6.0 - 6.5|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
|Nutritional Needs||150 - 200 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Average to high. Prefers humid conditions.|
|How Different?||Very distinctive markings, very desirable.|
|Landscape Value||Shade mass plantings, shade container, accent, patio or summer bedding or inside window plant.|
|Finish Time to 4"||4 - 6 weeks|
|Comments||Can be sold as a bedding plant in warm areas. Good container plant and mixer.|
|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.|
Deep metallic, paisley purple bands encircle an iridescent silver-white center that is undeniably striking. Great pink flowers add to the appeal. This plant did especially well in our display gardens in amended garden soil. Not as picky as a Rex and shows great vigor. Upright habit. This is a TERRA NOVA® virus-free clone. AGM (Award of Garden Merit).
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 10″ / 18″ / 16″
Exposure: Full Shade
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