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Begonia ‘Cool Breeze Pewter’


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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.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 8-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 16″ / 16″ / 16″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September

Common Name Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species --
Plant Series Begonia COOL BREEZE™ Series
Plant Type Annual
US Patent # PP25054
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July, August, September
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green, White
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
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
Persistence Evergreen
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.
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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