|Plant Series||Begonia COOL BREEZE™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP25054|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September|
|Foliage Color||Green, White|
|Hardiness Zone||8, 9, 10, 11|
|How Different?||It is unique in its coloration.|
|Landscape Value||Background, container, houseplant. Good landscape plant for summer filler.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||16" / 16" / 16"|
|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° F under trees in Canby, OR.|
Begonia ‘Cool Breeze Pewter’
Broad oval leaves, casually fluted, pointed and ruffled, are held on a mounded, stout plant that has a quiet, dignified presence. Satiny, pewter colored leaves are accented by a deep green heart, held in a snowflake pattern at the center of the leaf. As the leaves ruffle and twist, they hint at the dramatic red back. Another cool growing Begonia for smart growers.
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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): 16″ / 16″ / 16″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September
|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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