Begonia 'Peek A Boo'

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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]
  • 0.1 - 0.2
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • stem tip cuttings
  • leaf cuttings
  • rhizome cuttings
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Clump-forming
  • Trailing
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
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • 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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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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