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Begonia T REX™ ‘First Blush’

Silvery lavender leaves are lightly kissed with raspberry, which gets more pronounced as the season passes. The entire T REX™ Series is marvelous for the garden or house, and are very cold tolerant (not freezing!). Great habit and very vigorous.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 9-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 16″ / 16″ / 12″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September, October

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Common Name

Rex Hybrid Begonia






Plant Series

Plant Type



US Patent #


EU Grant #

EU43390 ('TNFB1')

Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit

Size (HT/W/FL HT)

16" / 16" / 12"

Finish Time

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Growth Rate

Most Active Growing Season

Flowering Season


Flower Color

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Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.


6.0 – 6.5


Special Uses


Nutritional Needs

150 – 200 ppm


Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings.

Water (Garden)

Keep evenly moist.

How Different?

Rex leaf color characteristics that are retained even during cool temperatures!

Landscape Value

It is a wonderful addition to the shade border in the warm season or to a mixed container.

Finish Time to 4"

4 – 6 weeks


This series won Retailers' Choice Award at the Farwest Trade Show in Portland, Oregon in 2014. Has survived here in Canby, Oregon for 5 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.

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