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Begonias

Uses:

  • Mass Planting
  • Container Combinations
  • Houseplants or in Gardens

Features:

  • Attractive Foliage
  • Colorful Flowers
  • Easy to Grow

Sunlight:

  • Full Shade to Full Sun
  • Depends on Variety

Growing Zones:

Begonia plants are typically used as a houseplant or in shaded summer beds. Blooming from early summer to frost, this plant adds color to containers or garden areas.


Growing Begonia

Begonia is a genus of flowering plants with more than 1,800 different plant species. This low-maintenance annual flower is a popular choice because it comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors for your garden area. Begonias are great because it is easy to grow, has colorful foliage, and can be brought indoors to continue growing over the winter. The most popular member of the family is the Tuberous Begonia which bears red, orange, white, or pink ruffled flowers. Typically pest and disease resistant, this flower attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

The Best Way to Use Begonia

Coming in many sizes, begonias can be used in a lot of ways. Smaller plants are great for container gardens, window boxes, or hanging baskets. Larger varieties are perfect for mass planting or flower borders. Most begonias grow in zones 9-11, and are commonly grown as annuals or houseplants. Depending on the variety, begonias can grow as a 6-12 inch houseplant or as an outdoor plant of up to 5 feet tall. Blooming outdoors from early summer to frost, this plant likes evenly moist, well draining soil and sun to partial shade. Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, begonias are perfect for patios, porches, balconies, landscaping, and flower gardens.

  • Outdoor containers or mass plantings
  • Grow indoors as a houseplant
  • Available in pink, orange, white, yellow & red colors
  • Typically a 6-12 inch size potted plant or up to a 5 foot outdoor plant
  • Growing zones 9-11
  • Begonia Companion Plants

    Plants that go well with Begonias are ones that will accent the bold waxy leaves and colorful blooms of the flower. Here are our favorite plants to grow with Begonias.