Begonia 'River Nile'Begonia 'River Nile'

Begonia ‘River Nile’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our licensees. Please contact our sales department for more information at 800-215-9450.

More tolerant of cold than most begonias, this one sports bright chartreuse leaves that are heavily edged in dark red. The borders are also ruffled and the leaf bases swirl like a ram's horn toward the leaf center. White flowers. Great as a patio plant or as a houseplant, easier to grow than a Rex. This plant did especially well in our display gardens in amended garden soil.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 24″ / 27″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s):

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SKU: BEGRN Categories: ,
Common Name River Nile Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species --
Plant Type Annual
Persistence Annual
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Growth Habit Mounding
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / 27"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time --
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Flowering Season Winter
Flower Color White
Leaf Color Green, Red
Soil Clean commercial peat based media, good porosity & ability to hold water.
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Exposure Full Shade
Special Uses Deep South
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average. Does not tolerate water logging.
How Different? Unique coloring.
Landscape Value Shade mass, shade container, accent, patio or summer bedding or inside window plant.
Finish Time to 4" 4 - 6 weeks
Comments Can be sold as a bedding plant in warm areas. Good container plant and mixer.
Grower 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.
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