|Common Name||Rex Hybrid Begonia|
|Plant Series||Begonia T REX™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP25974|
|EU Grant #||EU43390 ('TNFB1')|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September|
|Foliage Color||Green, Pink, Purple, Red|
|Hardiness Zone||9, 10, 11|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||16" / 16" / 12"|
|Soil (Garden) (Garden)||Fertile, rich, moist Soil (Garden) with good porosity.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Special Uses||Award Winners, Deep South|
|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.|
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.
|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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