|Common Name||Fireworks Rex Begonia|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Foliage Color||Pink, Purple, Silver|
|Hardiness Zone||10, 11|
|How Different?||Very distinctive markings, very desirable.|
|Landscape Value||Shade mass plantings, shade container, accent, patio or summer bedding or inside window plant.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||10" / 18" / 16"|
|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.|
Deep metallic, paisley purple bands encircle an iridescent silver-white center that is undeniably striking. Great pink flowers add to the appeal. This plant did especially well in our display gardens in amended garden soil. Not as picky as a Rex and shows great vigor. Mounding habit. This is a TERRA NOVA® virus-free clone. AGM (Award of Garden Merit).
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 10″ / 18″ / 16″
Exposure: Full Shade
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|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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