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Begonia 'Illumination Scarlet'

Illumination® Scarlet Begonia

Begonia

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An outstanding heat tolerant begonia, producing large colorful, double blooms throughout the season; mounded with trailing tendencies, excellent for patio containers and hanging baskets; low maintenance, deadheading not necessary

Description

An outstanding heat tolerant begonia, producing large colorful, double blooms throughout the season; mounded with trailing tendencies, excellent for patio containers and hanging baskets; low maintenance, deadheading not necessary

Landscape Attributes

Illumination® Scarlet Begonia is an herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Illumination® Scarlet Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting;Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Illumination® Scarlet Begonia will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

8 inches

30 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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