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Surefire® Rose Begonia

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  • Light Requirement is Full Sun to Full Shade
  • Height 12-24 Inches
  • Width 18-24 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers
  • Bronze to black leaves with a glossy sheen!

Dozens of cheerful rosy pink blooms adorn this upright frost sensitive perennial that is grown as an annual in most regions. Asymmetrical bronze almost black leaves with a glossy sheen accent the bright blooms creating a stunning visual addition to your garden landscape. Full sun or shade, or halfway in between, it delivers a strong presence all summer long. Belonging to the semperflorens family, common name wax begonia, B. benariensis will provide color for you all summer long.

Begonias are native to tropical and subtropical regions in South and Central America, Africa and Asia. They are perennial in Zones 10a through 11b and are grown as a long lasting annual in Zones 3-9 to great advantage. They are capable of surviving mild winters in some regions that experience warmer than average temperatures, but plan on using them as annuals in most areas for best performance. Healthy plants can be lifted in the fall before frost and brought indoors for winter long blooms.

Surefire® Rose Begonia Care

Begonias love bright shade, and will tolerate full shade although flowering will slow. In their native habitat these are understory plants, catching the bright filtered sun and frequent moisture from the trees above. Well drained soil, pH 5.5 to 5.8, rich in organic matter is preferred. Amend poor soil with organic compost to improve filtration and feed the plant. A light application of fertilizer, like a 10-10-10, will be appreciated as this plant continues to crank out blooms all summer long. Do not allow ground to become soggy as this will promote root rot. If possible, water the soil and not the plant to reduce chances of fungal diseases forming.

Deadheading is not needed with this improved hybrid as spent blooms will drop off allowing new ones to form. Pinching back when first established will promote branching and additional blooms. Pruning is generally not needed unless it is to remove yellowed leaves or to give it a quick shape up. This annual tolerates being planted near black walnut, and is generally not attractive to rabbits. As a houseplant, provide it adequate moisture in the form of a pebble tray below your planter for best results.

Surefire® Rose Begonia Spacing

Since this is a larger upright plant, spacing the plants properly is important for healthy growth. Topping out at about 24 inches and spreading out 24 inches, give this beauty 12 to 18 inches of room between plants. This will allow them to fill in beautifully and remain healthy. Pair these beautiful all season bloomers with caladium, euphorbia, petunia, heuchera, solenostemon and ipomoea for an outstanding contrast of colors, leaf sizes and textures.

Surefire® Rose Begonia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Color(s) Black, Blue
Foliage Description: Black, Blue
Light Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade
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: Container, Landscape
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Begonia benariensis 'Rose'
Common Name: Surefire® Rose Begonia
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners
SKU:
BERSSP

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
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   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
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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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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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.

Summer

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!

Winter

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

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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