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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.

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 T REX™ Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus
species hybrid
Plant Series
Plant Type
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # PP24992
EU Grant # EU43392
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 16" / 16" / 12"
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Soil Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
pH 6.0 - 6.5
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Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy --
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.
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