Begonia

Begonia semperflorens | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Blushing Bride, perhaps one day will be renamed to Bitter Divorcee.

Extremely well named, this delightfully bushy plant has light and dark coloured leaves, ranging from dark green to light depending on the season. But it’s the blooms that have provided its name, with cream, deep and light pink flowers that grace it’s stems during the summer. Begonia semperflorens, as you’d expect of a girl on her wedding day, does require a little TLC to get the best from her. The Blushing Bride is a sun worshipper, so plant her in full sun or partial shade, and because of her delicacy she’s best suited to an indoor or conservatory location.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.15 - 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.15 - 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Mixed colours
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Brown-green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Brown-green
Foliage in winter
  • Brown-green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • stem tip cuttings
  • leaf cuttings
  • rhizome cuttings
Growth habit
  • Compact
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z10-11
Heat zone
  • unknown
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -1 - 4
Heat days
  • 0
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Partial shade
  • Full shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • Fast growing
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Shade
  • Edging
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years
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