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Begonia ‘Cool Breeze Glacier’


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Very vigorous selection shows well; spring, summer outside, and especially in winter indoors. An elegant house plant, it appreciates a cooler home and isn't stunted by coolness, like the older begonias. It grows as a very round mound, perfect for a manicured patio pot, or as a neat garden plant. The leaves are very similar to its siblings, rounded, ruffled and possessing a red back.

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

Common Name Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species --
Plant Series Begonia COOL BREEZE™ Series
Plant Type Annual
US Patent # PP25120
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July, August
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Mounding, Shrubby
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
How Different? It is unique with extremely dense foliage, rounded palmate leaves with silver markings.
Landscape Value Background, container, houseplant. Good landscape plant for summer filler.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 18" / 18"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist.
Special Uses Deep South
Comments More cold tolerant than most. Survived 29 deg F under trees in Canby, Or.
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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