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Begonia COCOA™ ‘Puff Pink’

Begonia COCOA™ 'Puff Pink' has fully double flowers in a “puff” of pink over dark foliage. This redo of the Reiger Begonias put the same unbeatable bloomability and even more interesting foliage into a very easy garden and container plant. Cocoa brown leaves with glowing emerald veins are smothered with pure pink powder puffs for months, and as a houseplant, it never stops blooming. Fairly sun tolerant, this upright beauty remains showy in the garden. Sterile flowers drop cleanly.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 8-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 14″ / 12″ / 14″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Common Name Flowering Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species hybrid
Plant Series Begonia COCOA™ Series
Plant Type Annual
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # PP25484
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
Growth Habit Upright
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 14" / 12" / 14"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Flowering Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower Color Pink
Leaf Color Black, Green
Soil Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
pH 6.0 - 6.5
Exposure Full Shade
Special Uses Deep South
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist.
How Different? It is the only upright with double pink flowers and chocolate brown leaves. The plant, being sterile, bloom continuously. It is a rhizomatous hybrid rather than a rex begonia.
Landscape Value Use as a houseplant or in the landscape as a bedding plant or in mixed containers.
Finish Time to 4" 4 - 6 weeks
Comments 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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