- Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade
- Height 8-12 Inches
- Width 12-18 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Bright beautiful flowers for shaded garden areas!
Bright red color stands out in any container or garden bed, and Begonia Funky Red brings on a bright red color explosion despite thriving in shade. This easy-care annual flourishes in partial to nearly full shade. It also can take some heat, so it’s a great choice for entryways, patios and under the dappled shade of trees in peak summer heat.
These stunning red-flowered plants fare best in containers, which works well for their light and soil preferences. They reach nearly a foot high and 18 inches across as they grow in a mounding and trailing shape. The deep green leaves serve as a backdrop for the bright red fully double flowers, which appear nonstop from planting time until frost. This is one of the easiest and most striking plants for containers placed in shady areas around a home or garden.
Funky® Red Begonia Care
Plant your begonia in rich soil or potting mix that contains some organic matter. Water it well after planting and give it consistent water throughout the growing season. Begonias are known for their easy care. They should need no pruning. Gardeners can carefully pinch off faded flowers or leaves to keep energy going to new blooms.
Fertilize transplanted begonias after planting and a few times throughout the growing season. The plants need lots of energy to keep producing those deep red blooms. To continue enjoying Begonia Funky Red, you can bring the container indoors to extend its season. Cut back on watering a little bit while indoors, but enjoy the flowers for a few more weeks.
Funky® Red Begonia Spacing
Funny Red is a great container filler that just might steal the show from a taller featured plant. When growing several in a container, space them up to a foot apart. For a garden bed, space the plants about 18 inches from center to center.
Funky® Red Begonia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 11
|Flower Color(s): Red
|Flower Description: Bright Red
|Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
|Foliage Color(s) Green
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
|Height Class: Short
|Height: 8-12 Inches
|Spread: 12-18 Inches
|Spacing: 12-18 Inches
|Habit: Mounding, Trailing
|Drought Tolerant: No
|Container Role: Filler
|Use Types: Container
|Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance
|Scientific Name: Begonia x hybrida 'Funky Red'
|Common Name: Funky® Red Begonia
|Plant Type: Annual
|Brand: Proven Selections
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 Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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.