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Begonia ‘Silver Splendor’

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This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our licensees. Please contact our sales department for more information at 800-215-9450.

Bred by Dan Heims from hardy Chinese species, this upright begonia is unlike any other Begonia! Smooth, platinum splashed, palmate leaves, look like a silver leaf Japanese maple in the garden. Candy pink, heart-shaped flowers appear in late summer. Zone 7b hardy. American Begonia Society 'Distinctive hybrid' award in 2009.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 18″ / 24″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September

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SKU: BEGSILSPL Categories: ,
Common Name Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species hybrid
Plant Type Annual
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # PP21946
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growth Habit Upright
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 18" / 24"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time June, July, August, September
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Winter
Flower Color Pink
Leaf Color Green, Silver
Soil Average porosity, organic soil.
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Exposure Full Shade
Special Uses Award Winners, Deep South
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy --
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.
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