|US Patent #||PP21946|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Hardiness Zone||7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||24" / 18" / 24"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Leaf Color||Green, Silver|
|Soil||Average porosity, organic soil.|
|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Special Uses||Award Winners, Deep South|
|Nutritional Needs||150 - 200 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry slightly between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Average to high.|
|How Different?||It has similar breeding to 'Metallic Mist'. They are both hardy to Z7. It has cut leaves that are speckled white.|
|Landscape Value||Great to use in a container, as a bedding plant, or in mixed beds. Plant with spring bulbs for a sequential show.|
|Finish Time to 4"||4 - 6 weeks|
|Comments||Good drainage is a must. Comes up late in the spring when the soil warms up a little. This makes it a good to combine with spring bulbs. Winner of the American Begonia Society "Distinctive hybrid" award in 2009|
|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 ‘Silver Splendor’
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