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Surefire® Cherry Cordial Begonia

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  • Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
  • Mature Height 1 - 2 Feet
  • Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Surefire® Cherry Cordial Begonia is brand new for the 2023 growing season. The dark chocolate-colored leaves make a fantastic backdrop for the small, intensely red flowers. Wax-type Begonias are famous for their easy care, with no maintenance required after planting. Flowers form nonstop until fall with no need to deadhead or cut back, even during the hottest days of summer. 

Wax Begonias are evergreen perennials in USDA zones 10-11, where they flower year-round. Most gardeners grow Begonia semperflorens hybrids as annual plants for mixed plant containers or seasonal beds needing a cheerful and colorful ground cover. Surefire® Begonia can be used as a filler or thriller element mixed with other annuals and perennials. The dark chocolatey leaves add a stunning backdrop for either bright or pastel flowers. Wax Begonias will grow well in either sun or shade and are not bothered by diseases or pests. 

Surefire® Cherry Cordial Begonia Care

Wax Begonias are not picky about soil fertility or texture, but they absolutely require well-draining soil that is on the dry side. Wet or cold soil will quickly cause root rot for these fleshy stemmed plants. In containers, use an all-purpose potting mix and add perlite to lighten the soil and improve drainage. Wax Begonias will grow well in full sun or a sheltered, shady spot such as a porch. Watering can be reduced in shadier growing locations. Deadheading is not required for these self-cleaning plants, but if Surefire® gets leggy or out of scale for the container arrangement, you can prune to shape and pinch back tips to promote a denser stem structure. Regular applications of a balanced liquid fertilizer will replace nutrients lost by watering in containers and hanging baskets.

Cherry Cordial can be brought inside to overwinter in the colder growing zones. Unlike Tuberous Begonias, Wax Begonias do not have a period of dormancy and will continue to flower through the winter. Bring the plants indoors when nighttime temperatures fall to 55 degrees F and grow them in a south- or west-facing window or under specialized grow lights. 

Surefire® Cherry Cordial Begonia Spacing

Cherry Cordial Begonia is a compact but vigorous grower that will thrive in tightly planted containers and open garden beds. The mature size can reach 2 feet tall and wide. In an open garden bed, plant Begonias 20 inches apart on the center of each plant. Containers should be at least 10 inches in diameter.

Surefire® Cherry Cordial Begonia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type: Annual
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
Mature Height: 1 - 2 Feet
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description: Vibrant Red
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Black, Red
Foliage Description: Chocolate Black
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Surefire® Cherry Cordial Begonia
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Begonia x hybrida

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 Known 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 Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Guarantee and Warranty

Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

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