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Surefire® Red Begonia

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  • Can Grow Anywhere - Full Sun to Full Shade!
  • Height 12-24 Inches
  • Width 18-24 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers

The profusion of bright red flowers contrasting with the dark green foliage of Begonia Surefire Red will be a winner in your garden. This versatile begonia can be grown in any light level garden from sun to shade. This medium height will reach between 12 and 24 inches in height and a width of 18 to 24 inches in an upright habit.

This award-winning top-performing begonia is long blooming and produces flowers from spring to frost. Begonia benariensis is a good choice for a border plant or in mass garden plantings. It can be mass planted alone or in combination with other plants that prefer similar growing conditions. This stunning plant is best used in the thriller role in a container garden.

Surefire® Red Begonia Care

This begonia is heat tolerant and has a long blooming period without deadheading. It has average water and soil fertility requirements. They can stand up to drought conditions but will do best with consistent moisture levels.

Begonia Surefire Red is typically grown as an annual but is hardy in USDA planting zones 10 and 11. It may survive indoors as a houseplant because it can thrive in various light conditions.

Surefire® Red Begonia Spacing

In garden settings, space this plant 12 to 18 inches center on center. It can be spaced a minimum of 8 inches apart in a container garden to create a fuller look. You may need to cut it back if the container becomes too crowded.

Surefire® Red Begonia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description: Rich Red
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 12-24 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Spacing: 12-18 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Thriller
Use Types: Border Plant, Combinations, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Begonia benariensis 'Red'
Common Name: Surefire® Red Begonia
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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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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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

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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.