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Funky® Red Begonia

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Ships Week of 5/16/22

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  • 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
Watering: Consistent
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Filler
Use Types: Container
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance
Maintenance: Moderate
Scientific Name: Begonia x hybrida 'Funky Red'
Common Name: Funky® Red Begonia
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Selections

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

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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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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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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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.