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Begonia ‘Black Taffeta’


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.

Large, crested, obsidian-black leaves to 8″ wide have a lovely burgundy red reverse. Its sturdy rhizomatous heritage makes it stronger than any Rex Begonia. Great in the house or in the shade garden. Vigorous grower to 18-24″ tall and wide. The breeder describes it: “Very large black star shaped textured leaves. Pink flowers. Most impressive.”

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 18″ / 24″ / 20″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s):

SKU: BEGBT Categories: ,
Common Name Rhizomatous Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species --
Plant Type Annual
Persistence Annual
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Growth Habit Mounding
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 24" / 20"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time --
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Flowering Season Winter
Flower Color White
Leaf Color Black, Green
Soil Average porosity, organic soil.
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Exposure Full Shade
Special Uses Deep South, Low Water Usage, Winter Color
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average to high.
How Different? Crested and textured black leaves.
Landscape Value Container, summer contract or accent.
Finish Time to 4" 4 - 6 weeks
Comments Can be sold as a bedding plant in warm areas. Good container plant and mixer.
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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