- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 8 - 12 Inches
- Mature Spread 8 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 9 - 11
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Add a burst of color to an annual bed or container with the Solenia® Scarlet Begonia or Begonia x hiemalis. The bright red double flowers bloom from spring through summer. The ruffle in the flower petals is repeated in the dark green leaves, adding more texture and dimension. This begonia is a long-blooming plant, and deadheading is unnecessary for added convenience.
The Solenia® Scarlet Begonia has a mounded growth habit and a well-branched structure. Feature this lovely flowering annual in a container where it takes on the role of filler, or near the front of a bed so the double blooms can be admired. Create a lovely mass planting by grouping several begonias together. This begonia is mildew resistant, reducing the risk of powdery mildew and other fungi that can ruin a landscape.
Solenia® Scarlet Begonia Care
Part to full sun keeps the begonia consistently blooming. A minimum of four hours of sunlight is necessary, but six or more hours is best. Begonias need moist conditions, so water before the soil dries out, but don’t let the soil become soggy. Give the plant a rich, moist, well-drained soil. Begonias are heavy feeders, so fertilize every two weeks to keep the plant lush and full of blooms.
The Solenia® Scarlet Begonia is treated as an annual in most climates and cannot handle chilly winter weather. Cut back growth and allow the plant to overwinter indoors. The plant is unlikely to grow and bloom indoors, but will resume growth when the weather warms up outdoors.
Solenia® Scarlet Begonia Spacing
The Solenia® Scarlet Begonia grows 8 to 12 inches tall and wide. Create a continuous planting by spacing plants 8 to 12 inches apart or feature two plants in a 12-inch container.
Solenia® Scarlet Begonia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 11
|Plant Type: Annuals
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 8 - 12 Inches
|Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches
|Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Green
|Flower Description: Scarlet
|Bloom Period: Spring to Winter
|Foliage Type: Evergreen, Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Green Shades
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Fall Interest, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
|Container Role: Filler
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Solenia® Scarlet Begonia
|Scientific Name: Begonia x hiemalis
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 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.