|Common Name||T REX™ Begonia|
|Plant Series||Begonia T REX™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP26811|
|EU Grant #||EU46034|
|Foliage Color||Green, Pink, Purple, Red|
|Hardiness Zone||9, 10, 11|
|How Different?||Crisp coloration, extreme vigor (big habit), and swirled sinus.|
|Landscape Value||Background, container, houseplant.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||16" / 16" / 16"|
|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.|
Begonia T REX™ ‘St. Nick’
Large, exotic leaves with a jolly red center surrounded by emerald green and white polka dots. With its dense shrubby habit and lovely pink flowers, you'll love this one in containers inside or out. Excellent in the landscape.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 9-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 16″ / 16″ / 16″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): —
|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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