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.