Begonia T REX™ 'First Blush'Begonia T REX™ 'First Blush'

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

Family

Begoniaceae

Genus

species

hybrid

Plant Series

Plant Type

Persistence

Evergreen

US Patent #

PP25974

EU Grant #

EU43390 ('TNFB1')

Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit

Size (HT/W/FL HT)

16" / 16" / 12"

Finish Time

Bloom Time

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Growth Rate

Most Active Growing Season

Flowering Season

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Flower Color

Leaf Color

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Soil

Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.

pH

6.0 – 6.5

Exposure

Special Uses

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Nutritional Needs

150 – 200 ppm

Dormancy

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

Comments

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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