Sterling Moon Lunar Lights™ Begonia

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  • Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 24 - 30 Inches
  • Mature Spread 24 - 30 Inches
  • Growing Zones 7 - 9

The textured green foliage of the ‘Sterling Moon’ Lunar Lights™ Begonia appears dusted with silver and mint-green flecks, giving this low-maintenance plant an ethereal look. Small, salmon-pink blooms appear spring through fall and coordinate with the pink undersides of the leaves and the pink veining on new leaves. Although, the spade-shaped and pointed foliage is the real showstopper of this plant. This Begonia is a perennial in USDA zones 7 through 9. 

Use this Begonia is borders, containers, or mass plantings to provide lush silver-hued foliage that stands out against traditionally green plants while also providing color all year long in zones where it grows as a perennial. The ‘Sterling Moon’ Lunar Lights™ Begonia is disease- and heat-tolerant, making it a welcome addition to any garden. This plant attracts butterflies for added convenience.

‘Sterling Moon’ Lunar Lights™ Begonia Plant Care

Plant in part sun to part shade and use well-draining loamy soil. Begonias have medium water needs, so let the top couple of inches dry out before giving the plant a drink. Newly planted Begonias and plants in containers will need water more frequently. Water the soil around the plant and keep the foliage dry when possible to reduce the chances of mold or mildew forming. This plant is disease-resistant, so leaf disease is not a significant concern, but good habits can further reduce the risk of a problem forming.

This plant is not a heavy feeder but fertilize in the spring to promote new growth and blooms. Trim back any damaged sections and remove spent flowers, but otherwise, this plant does not need much pruning.

‘Sterling Moon’ Lunar Lights™ Begonia Plant Spacing

How far apart your space the ‘Sterling Moon’ Lunar Lights™ Begonia depends on the look you want to achieve. Space plants 2 feet apart for a hedge-like look, but space 4 feet or more to allow each plant to stand out and have room to grow. This plant should be 24 to 30 inches tall and about 20 inches wide.

Sterling Moon Lunar Lights™ Begonia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 24 - 30 Inches
Mature Spread: 24 - 20 Inches
Spacing: 24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description: Salmon Pink
Bloom Period: Winter
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Fall Flowering
Watering: Consistent
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Southern Living Plants
Common Name: Sterling Moon Lunar Lights™ Begonia
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Begonia Hybrid 'Sterling Moon' PPAF

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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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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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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.