- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 3 Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 14-18 Inches
- Mature Width 15-18 Inches
- Growing Zones 9 - 11
- Use as a Thriller in Containers
Sparks will fly wherever this showy begonia is planted. Dainty red flowers flow so abundantly, a mature plant looks almost like it’s on fire. Not to be outdone, the glossy wing-shaped foliage is gorgeous in a medium green that sets off the coral embers perfectly. Dragon Wing Red blooms continuously until a fall frost, at which point it can be brought inside as a houseplant. Dragon Wing Red is a type of Angel Wing Begonia, but whether you see dragons or angels, you’re sure to love this high-flying star.
An Award of Garden Merit winner from the Royal Horticultural Society, vigorous Dragon Wing Red makes a strong accent as a thriller centerpiece for a container, as a one-plant-show for a hanging basket, or a great choice for mass plantings and edging in the shady garden. This hybrid is known for its heat and humidity tolerance. With a mounded shape of 18 inches high and wide, and a tropical look to the foliage, this plant will shine as a focal point in any shady spot. As a bonus, it is deer- and rabbit-resistant.
Dragon Wing® Red Begonia Care
Full shade will be tolerated, but Dragon Wing Red will perform at its best in a partially shaded location, with evenly moist soil and good drainage. It likes good air circulation. Before frost hits, you can move your Dragon Wing inside to prolong the show for next year. Check for any stowaway pests and remove any discolored or wilted foliage.
Indoors, you can choose to allow it to go dormant in a cooler location like a garage, or keep it growing. If growing on, give Dragon Wing Red a location with bright, indirect light with even soil moisture. You may see some leaf drop as the plant adapts to indoor conditions. Keep humidity up with a pebble tray and water and/or misting often.
Dragon Wing® Red Begonia Spacing
In the ground, a spacing of 18 to 24 inches is ideal. In containers, 15 inches is sufficient.
Dragon Wing® Red Begonia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade|
|Mature Height: 14-18 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 15-18 Inches|
|Mature Spacing: 15-18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Deep Red|
|Flower Description: Trumpet-shaped flowers that are borne in clusters|
|Bloom Period: Spring to Frost|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Dark Green|
|Foliage Description: Large, glossy leaves|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring to Frost|
|Resists: Heat, Drought, and Pests|
|Tolerates: Partial shade|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape|
|Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Brand: Proven Selections|
|Common Name: Dragon Wing® Red Begonia|
|Other Name(s): Angel Wing Begonia|
|Scientific Name: Begonia hybrid 'Red'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.