|US Patent #||PP30100 ('TNBEGSS')|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Hardiness Zone||8, 9, 10, 11|
|Growth Habit||Spreading / Trailing|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||16" / 22" / --"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Flowering Season||Summer, Fall|
|Flower Color||Pink, Red|
|Leaf Color||Green, Silver|
|Soil||Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.|
|pH||6.0 - 6.5|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
|Nutritional Needs||150 - 200 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|How Different?||Compared to HOLIDAY™ 'Snowflake', it is wider, larger plant, with a bigger green pattern in the leaf.|
|Landscape Value||Hanging baskets, mixed containers.|
|Finish Time to 4"||4 - 6 weeks|
|Comments||"Top Pick" at Spring Trials at Eason Horticulural Resourses 2017|
|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.|
Begonia SPECTRE™ Silver
This unusual Begonia has broad, maple-shaped leaves of glowing mint green and silver-white. It is vigorous and well branched and forms an impressive 10″ basket. The flowers are red-pink and are long lasting, pendant, and showy. Easy to grow.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 8-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 16″ / 22″ / –“
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): —
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