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Begonia ‘Cool Breeze Rouge’


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'Cool Breeze Rouge' is a sister to 'Cool Breeze Pewter' and is more of a show-off. They are similar in youth, but 'Rouge' soon goes her own way by taking on a beautiful port wine glaze over her leaves as the heat climbs. The leaves of 'Rouge' are slightly more rounded than those of 'Pewter', but they are an even match in culture and care. Both are easy, will take heat and humidity, but are quite tolerant of cool weather too.

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

Common Name Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species hybrid
Plant Series Begonia COOL BREEZE™ Series
Plant Type Annual
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # PP25080 (‘TNCBR1’)
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
Growth Habit Mounding
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 16" / 16" / 16"
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, Pink, Purple, White
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 in its coloration. As the temperatures increase it gets a red flush to the foliage.
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.
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