|Common Name||Rex Hybrid Begonia|
|Plant Series||Begonia T REX™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP25974|
|EU Grant #||EU43390 ('TNFB1')|
|Hardiness Zone||9, 10, 11|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||16" / 16" / 12"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Flowering Season||Summer, Fall|
|Leaf Color||Green, Pink, Purple, Red|
|Soil||Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.|
|pH||6.0 - 6.5|
|Special Uses||Award Winners, Deep South|
|Nutritional Needs||150 - 200 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|How Different?||Rex leaf color characteristics that are retained even during cool temperatures!|
|Landscape Value||It is a wonderful addition to the shade border in the warm season or to a mixed container.|
|Finish Time to 4"||4 - 6 weeks|
|Comments||This series won Retailers' Choice Award at the Farwest Trade Show in Portland, Oregon in 2014. Has survived here in Canby, Oregon for 5 years in the ground, mulched.|
|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 T REX™ ‘First Blush’
Silvery lavender leaves are lightly kissed with raspberry, which gets more pronounced as the season passes. The entire T REX™ Series is marvelous for the garden or house, and are very cold tolerant (not freezing!). Great habit and very vigorous.
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