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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
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Common Name Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
species hybrid
Plant Type
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # PP30100 ('TNBEGSS')
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 16" / 22" / --"
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Soil Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
pH 6.0 - 6.5
Special Uses
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
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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.
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