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Begonia 'New Star Red'

New Star Red Begonia

Begonia

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Bright, vibrant double blooms flower early on compact mounded plants; great addition to patio containers, beds, borders or hanging baskets; deadhead to encourage new blooms throughout the season

Description

Bright, vibrant double blooms flower early on compact mounded plants; great addition to patio containers, beds, borders or hanging baskets; deadhead to encourage new blooms throughout the season

Landscape Attributes

New Star Red Begonia is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. 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;

New Star Red Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

New Star Red Begonia will grow to be about 9 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 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. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

partial shade

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

9b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

9 inches

8 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

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