Begonia

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun: Part Shade
  • Plant Size: 12 inches tall and wide

An outstanding choice for beds, begonias produce neat, mounded plants full of white, pink or reddish petals. Equally prized is begonia’s healthy, thick-leaved and shiny foliage. Begonias are an “annual tradition” for many home gardeners each spring and summer. Plant after all danger of frost is passed.

Plant Spacing: 12-18 inches.

Secrets to Success »

Plant in rich soil and allow to dry slightly between deep waterings. A tip for knowing where to plant begonias: those with reddish-bronze leaves do best in full sun. Those with green leaves prefer filtered sun or shade.

Use »

Better for the landscape than for cut flowers, pack begonias tightly as edging for borders or in mass plantings for colorful impact. Begonia blooms profusely until frost.

Try These Garden Companions »

  • Plant alone, in a mass, for impact
  • For green-leaf begonias, pair with ferns and caladiums in the shade
  • For bronze-leaf begonias, pair with Ipomoea (sweet potato vine) or sun coleus

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