Begonia 'Lucerna'

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The Begonia is the family name for a large amount of species, numbering around 1400 in total. Hailing from tropical and sub-tropical shores, they are often grown indoors in the UK as houseplants. However, they will happily live outside during the summer months, and their brightly coloured flowers make for a wonderful summertime display. Blooms can be found in various colours, including pink, yellow, white and scarlet. They can also be found with the most attractively marked leaves, and they really do make for a plant that makes a statement, both indoors and out.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2 - 2.2
Spread [m]
  • 0.35
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • stem tip cuttings
  • leaf cuttings
  • rhizome cuttings
Growth habit
  • Upright
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
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
  • Mediterranean garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Edging
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years