|Plant Series||Begonia COCOA™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP26810|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|Flower Color||Orange, Pink|
|Foliage Color||Black, Green|
|Hardiness Zone||8, 9, 10, 11|
|How Different?||Only upright begonia with dark brown foliage with large, salmon-orange flowers.|
|Landscape Value||Use as a houseplant or in mixed containers or in summer borders in east exposure part sun.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||24" / 14" / 24"|
|Soil (Garden) (Garden)||Fertile, rich, moist Soil (Garden) with good porosity.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
|Comments||Has survived here in Canby, Oregon for 4 years in the ground, mulched.|
Begonia COCOA™ ‘Enchanted Sunrise’
Large, salmon-orange blooms contrast beautifully with the dark chocolate leaves embossed with lime-green veins. Glamorous and elegant in mixed shade containers or in the border. It's also a fabulous houseplant and even blooms during the winter. Upright and great for a patio planter.
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|EC||1.2 – 2.4|
|pH||6.0 – 6.5|
|Fertility Needs||150 – 200 ppm|
|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.|
|Finish Time to 4″||4 – 6 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||8 – 10 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Day Neutral|
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