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Begonia ‘Cool Breeze Emerald’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


This medium large Begonia has deep forest green leaves, which are also quilted and velvety. The large, rounded palmate leaves have dark red leaf backs and are supported by shocking black-red stems. Pink flowers that appear in late summer are large and bloom in showy clusters. This is a Begonia with sophistication, simplicity and charm.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 8-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 18″ / 24″ / 18″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s):

Common Name Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species --
Plant Series Begonia COOL BREEZE™ Series
Plant Type Annual
US Patent # ('Cool Breeze Em') PP25263
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July, August
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
How Different? It is unique. It has medium large deep forest green foliage with red leaf back, stems and petioles, a stout habit and large single pink cherry-like blossoms.
Landscape Value Background, container, houseplant. Good landscape plant for summer filler.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 24" / 18"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist.
Special Uses Award Winners, Deep South
Comments Tied for Best Begonia in 2012 Ohio State University trials. More cold tolerant than most.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 1.2 – 2.4
pH 6.0 – 6.5
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Notes These tolerate cool greenhouse conditions with a low of 40° F. 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
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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