Begonia – Dragon Wing

Annuals

Summary

Large, wing-shaped leaves are the source of this plant's unusual name. The plant produces a lush, tropical feeling in the landscape with glossy green foliage contrasted by brilliant, shimmering flower clusters. Displays exceptional heat tolerance for a begonia.

Varieties

Red


Details

Seasons:
Colors
  • Red
Habits
  • Mounding
  • Spreading
Exposure
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Moisture
  • Average Water
Height:

12 - 15 in

Spread:

10 - 12 in

Zone:

N/A

Uses
  • Bedding Plant
  • Baskets
  • Containers
Features
  • Low Maintenance
Sub-Categories
  • 6" pot
  • Annual
  • Hanging Basket
  • Patio Pot
Watering

New plantings should be watered daily for a couple of weeks. After that, depending on the weather and soil type, watering can be adjusted to every two or three days. Clay soils hold moisture longer than sandy soils, so expect to water more frequently in sandy settings.

Different plants have different water needs. Some plants prefer staying on the dry side, others like to be consistently moist. Refer to the plant label to check a plant’s specific requirements.

Fertilizing

Fertilizers are available in many forms: granulated, slow-release, liquid feeds, organic or synthetic. Determine which application method is best for the situation and select a product with a nutritional balance designed to encourage blooming (such as 5-10-5).

Pruning

Prune plants freely to maintain the desired size and shape. Pinching plants back stimulates dense, bushy new growth and encourages more flowers.


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Rogers

Monday - Friday 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

20045 County Road 81
Rogers, MN 55311
Tel: (763) 428-2061

Blaine

Monday - Friday 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

2456 125th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN 55449
Tel: (763) 746-0580