|US Patent #||('TNBEGSS') PP30100|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Flower Color||Pink, Red|
|Foliage Color||Green, Silver|
|Growth Habit||Spreading / Trailing|
|Hardiness Zone||8, 9, 10, 11|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||16" / 22" / --"|
|Soil (Garden) (Garden)||Fertile, rich, moist Soil (Garden) with good porosity.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
|Comments||"Top Pick" at Spring Trials at Eason Horticulural Resourses 2017|
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): —
|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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