|Common Name||T REX™ Begonia|
|Plant Series||Begonia T REX™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP24992|
|EU Grant #||EU43392|
|Hardiness Zone||9, 10, 11|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||16" / 16" / 12"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September, October|
|Flowering Season||Summer, Fall|
|Leaf Color||Pink, Purple, Red|
|Soil||Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.|
|pH||6.0 - 6.5|
|Special Uses||Award Winners, Deep South|
|Nutritional Needs||150 - 200 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|How Different?||The largest leaf most true ruby red leaf Rex type begonia.|
|Landscape Value||Use in containers inside and out. Background, container, houseplant.|
|Finish Time to 4"||4 - 6 weeks|
|Comments||Rated highly in the Ohio State University 2012 trials. This series won Retailers' Choice Award at the Farwest Trade Show in Portland, Oregon in 2014. More cold tolerant than most. Survived 29° F under trees in Canby, Oregon. 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.|
Begonia T REX™ ‘Ruby Slippers’
One of the most fantastic Begonias we have ever seen! Deep ruby red leaves are super glossy with a saucy, little black stripe on the mid rib. Excellent for a cooler greenhouse, but performs just as well with heat. Selected as 'Best Novelty' in the 2019 Annual Trial at Colorado State University (CSU) based on its vigor, uniformity, floriferousness, and tolerance to environmental and biotic stresses.
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