|Common Name||Hardy Begonia|
|Plant Series||Begonia GARDEN ANGEL™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP25279|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Foliage Color||Pink, Purple, Silver|
|Growth Habit||Upright, Mounding|
|Hardiness Zone||7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|How Different?||Hardy to zone 7 with palmate Rex-like foliage. Compared to B. evansiana it is more colorful and has palmate rather than sagitate leaves.|
|Landscape Value||Background, container, houseplant. Good landscape plant for border filler.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||30" / 24" / 30"|
|Soil (Garden) (Garden)||Fertile, rich, moist Soil (Garden) with good porosity.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
Begonia ‘Garden Angel Plum’
Gorgeous, rich, plummy-red violet leaves fill out this plant, top to bottom. This is the largest of the three in the GARDEN ANGEL™ Series and a garden star for sure. Each shrub-like plant has many stems and is husky and self-supporting. It'll reach about 24″ tall and wide the first year you plant it. 'Garden Angel Plum' is outstanding as a solitary plant in the garden or container and a great foil for silver foliaged ferns.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 30″ / 24″ / 30″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): —
|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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