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Begonia T REX® ‘Ruby Slippers’


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


One of the most fantastic Begonias we have ever seen! Deep ruby red leaves are super glossy with a saucy, little black stripe on the mid rib. Excellent for a cooler greenhouse, but performs just as well with heat. Selected as 'Best Novelty' in the 2019 Annual Trial at Colorado State University (CSU) based on its vigor, uniformity, floriferousness, and tolerance to environmental and biotic stresses.

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 # PP24992
EU Grant # EU43392
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How Different? The largest leaf most true ruby red leaf Rex type begonia.
Landscape Value Use in containers inside and out. Background, container, houseplant.
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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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