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Begonia T REX® ‘Painter’s Palette’


This plant should be pre-booked by July 1 for spring shipping weeks 1-14 and January 1 for holiday shipping weeks 30-36.


With leaves shaped like an artist's palette, this hybrid is classy and understated. T REX® 'Painter's Palette' has a red and green background washed with charcoal and black and liberally dotted with white at the edges. Economical to grow, tolerating cooler temperatures and keeping its foliage more than most Rex types.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 9-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 16″ / 16″ / 12″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September, October

Common Name T REX® Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
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US Patent # PP25017
EU Grant # EU43391
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How Different? 'Painter's Palette has multicolored broad leaves, a bushy habit, pink flowers, and is cool temperature tolerant. Compared to 'Salsa', the leaves are larger and hold their color better.
Landscape Value It is a wonderful addition to the shade border in the warm season or to a mixed container.
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Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 16" / 16" / 12"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, rich, moist soil with good porosity.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist.
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Comments Rated highly in the Ohio State University 2012 trials. This series won Retailers' Choice Award at the Farwest Trade Show in Portland, Oregon in 2014. More cold tolerant than most. Survived 29° F under trees in Canby, Oregon. Has survived here in Canby, Oregon for 5 years in the ground, mulched.
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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