|Common Name||Flowering Begonia|
|Plant Series||Begonia DAYSTAR™ Series|
|US Patent #||('TNBEGDHC') PPAF|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|Growth Habit||Spreading / Trailing|
|Hardiness Zone||9, 10, 11|
|How Different?||Trailing + dark and patterned leaves + large dark coral, single flowers.|
|Landscape Value||Use as a hanging basket, a houseplant, in mixed containers, or in summer borders in shade.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||24" / 16" / 8"|
|Soil (Garden) (Garden)||Fertile, rich, moist Soil (Garden) with good porosity.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
Begonia DAYSTAR™ Hot Coral
Lush dark foliage supports large hot coral flowers on continuous display. Perfect cascades in hanging baskets. A work of art… says the University of Georgia’s Trials team.
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately 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||8 – 10 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Day Neutral|
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