Fuchsia begonia

Begonia fuchsioides | Also known as: Begonia, Begonia foliosa var. miniata, Begonia fuchsioides var. miniata | Rating: 7 votes | Print / Pdf

Is it a fuschia? Is it a begonia? Well it's a begonia obviously.

This delicate, pink flowered plant is ideal for conservatories, or in containers that can be transferred inside during the winter, as it needs heat to thrive. Begonia fuschsiodes, or the Fuschia Begonia flowers in the summer with pink and red blooms. It’s a great choice for a conservatory plant as the flowers emit a delightful scent. Despite its penchant for heat, it can be grown outside as long as you cover it during the winter months, as it can’t tolerate frost. It does take a little time and effort to grow, but is not beyond the skill level of the keen amateur gardener.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.75
Spread [m]
  • 0.45
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Mid winter
  • Late winter
  • Early winter
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • stem tip cuttings
  • leaf cuttings
  • rhizome cuttings
Growth habit
  • Arching
  • Bushy
  • Clump-forming
  • Spreading
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z13-15
Heat zone
  • H12-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • 0
Heat days
  • 0 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • Fast growing
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Edging
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years