Begonia 'Curly Fireflush'Begonia 'Curly Fireflush'

Begonia ‘Curly Fireflush’


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.


Dramatic spiraled leaves highlight this hybrid rex begonia. Accenting the spiral is a red brown edge and center contrasting nicely with the deep green leaves. The soft fuzzy texture is from the minute red hairs. Keeps its foliage all winter. Pearl white flowers. Likes humidity.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 18″ / 24″ / 25″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s):

SKU: BEGCF Categories: ,
Common Name Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species --
Plant Type Annual
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July, August
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green, Red
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
How Different? Spiraled leaves with a red brown edge and center.
Landscape Value Use as a houseplant or in mixed containers or in summer borders in east exposure part sun.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 24" / 25"
Soil (Garden) Average porosity, organic soil.
Water (Garden) Average to high. Prefers humid conditions.
Special Uses Deep South
Comments Can be sold as a bedding plant in warm areas. Good container plant and mixer. Rests fall to early winter.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 1.2 – 2.4
pH 6.0 – 6.5
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Notes 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
Begonia 'Curly Fireflush' - Product Profile
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