|Plant Series||Begonia SHADE ANGEL™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP25855|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September, October|
|Foliage Color||Green, Purple|
|Hardiness Zone||9, 10, 11|
|How Different?||Very unique coloration. Also unusual as it is a non-cane forming Angel Wing Begonia.|
|Landscape Value||Use in mixed containers and/or as a houseplant.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||18" / 18" / 12"|
|Soil (Garden) (Garden)||Fertile, rich, moist Soil (Garden) with good porosity.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
Begonia SHADE ANGEL™ ‘Aurora’
Unlike any previous Begonia breeding. As easy as an old fashioned Angel Wing, but with the TERRA NOVA® twist. Indoors or out, this is a standout! Absolutely iridescent foliage in aquamarine, lavender, raspberry pink and cream overlaid with mother-of-pearl. Wow!
|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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