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Begonia 'Nonstop Mocca Red'

Nonstop® Mocca Red Begonia

Begonia

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A spectacular upright begonia presenting deep black-purple leaves with gray-green veins, and red undersides; luminous scarlet red double flowers are produced throughout the season; grows well in humid conditions; great for containers or hanging baskets

Description

A spectacular upright begonia presenting deep black-purple leaves with gray-green veins, and red undersides; luminous scarlet red double flowers are produced throughout the season; grows well in humid conditions; great for containers or hanging baskets

Landscape Attributes

Nonstop® Mocca 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;

Nonstop® Mocca Red Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Nonstop® Mocca Red Begonia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. 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:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

9b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 inches

14 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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