- Light Requirement is Part Shade to Full Shade
- Height 8-12 Inches
- Width 12-14 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Has rose-like flowers but for shady areas!
How can you get a rose to bloom in the shade? Typically you cannot because they are sun loving perennials. But how about if you plant Nonstop Mocca Scarlet Tuberous Begonias in that same shady spot? Voila! You have a fully double true red flower that has a bonus of looking like a fully double rose with a dark green/purple deeply veined leaf. Beautiful and gives you options for that full to part shade location.
Tuberous begonias are native to Bolivia, NW Argentina and Peru, Zones 10 through 11b, where they grow as a perennial in low light conditions. They tolerate early morning sun but the heat of the afternoon will kill them. Great news for shade trees and woodland edge gardeners. It is not attractive to deer so double bonus there. In Zones 3-9 they are treated as an annual, planted after the danger of the last frost has passed.
Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet Begonia Care
Care for tuberous begonias begins with selecting the proper location for them. Early morning sun leading to deep afternoon shade,and well draining soil that is kept moderately and evenly moist will be what it needs to remain healthy and give you long lasting color and vigor. Regular feedings with a water soluble fertilizer, and not allowing them to dry out too often will help keep this annual healthy. Soil pH should be slightly acidic to neutral at 6.0 to 6.5.
Deadheading will prompt the plant to rebloom and is a good habit to get into with a tissue-like double bloom. Keeping the soil clean of debris will go a long way to preventing soil borne diseases. Dead or yellowing leaves should be removed immediately as well to keep from attracting insect pests. No pruning beyond the good housekeeping is needed to keep this plant beautiful.
Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet Begonia Spacing
Spacing is crucial with begonias. Growing to 12 inches tall and 14 inches wide, plant with a spacing of 12 to 14 inches between plants to increase air circulation for the prevention of powdery mildew, a disease that can frequently plague tuberous begonias. Avoid crowding your containers or landscapes, and try to locate the plants in an area where the air is not stagnant. Proper placement and care of this beautiful annual will reward you with summer long color.
Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet Begonia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Description: Red|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Purple|
|Foliage Description: Black/Purple|
|Light Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade|
|Height Class: Short|
|Height: 8-12 Inches|
|Spread: 12-14 Inches|
|Spacing: 12-14 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Combinations, Container, Landscape|
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Mocca Scarlet'|
|Common Name: Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet Begonia|
|Other Name(s): Tuberous Begonias|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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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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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.