|Plant Series||Begonia COOL BREEZE™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP25120|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August|
|Growth Habit||Mounding, Shrubby|
|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|
|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.|
Begonia ‘Cool Breeze Glacier’
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.
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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.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 8-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 18″ / 18″ / 18″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August
|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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