Begonia 'Cool Breeze Emerald'Begonia 'Cool Breeze Emerald'

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. Please contact our sales department for more information at 800-215-9450.

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 hybrid
Plant Series Begonia COOL BREEZE™ Series
Plant Type Annual
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # PP25263 ('Cool Breeze Em')
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
Growth Habit Mounding
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 24" / 18"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time June, July, August
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Pink
Leaf Color Green
Soil Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
pH 6.0 - 6.5
Exposure Full Shade
Special Uses Award Winners, Deep South
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist.
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.
Finish Time to 4" 4 - 6 weeks
Comments Tied for Best Begonia in 2012 Ohio State University trials. More cold tolerant than most.
Grower 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.
Begonia 'Cool Breeze Emerald' - Product Profile
Begonia 'Cool Breeze Emerald' - Growing Recipe

All photography is property and © of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, and is only to be used for promotional material related to TERRA NOVA® products.

Please credit TERRA NOVA® Nurseries in the following manner:
Photo(s) courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.

Begonia 'Cool Breeze Emerald'Download Begonia 'Cool Breeze Emerald'Download
Begonia 'Cool Breeze Emerald'Download  

Our tags are produced using Adobe Illustrator (.ai) format.

Begonia 'Cool Breeze Emerald' - Tag
Related Articles Featuring: Begonia ‘Cool Breeze Emerald’

Get the latest FREE version of Acrobat® Reader™ here.

Please be patient as PDF’s may take a moment to load.
  • March, 2013 – Greenhouse Managementclick here