- 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
With its elegant white flowers and bright green foliage, the Surefire® White Begonia is a great annual plant for any garden. Growing to around 2 feet tall, this begonia is ideal for many planting situations and is easy to care for. It develops bright white blooms with yellow centers from midsummer until the first frost, even without deadheading. Being tolerant of both sun and shade, this Surefire® White Begonia is a must for any landscape.
As a drought- and heat-tolerant plant, this begonia needs little ongoing care. It develops an upright, mounding habit and is perfectly suited for either a border, container or even a hanging basket. However, it often looks most impressive when used as a thriller in a planter. With its long-blooming season, this annual certainly provides great value.
Surefire® White Begonia Care
As a versatile plant, this begonia can be grown in either sun or shade. Even though the Surefire® White Begonia can cope with neglect, it grows best when fed and watered regularly throughout the growing season. Ideally, the soil should be kept moist but not overly wet, which can lead to root rot, especially in shaded locations. Applying a balanced fertilizer, especially to any container-grown plants will encourage more blooms and replace any lost nutrients over the season.
Although commonly grown as an annual, this begonia can be lifted or moved in the fall to overwinter indoors on a bright window sill. Although pruning is not necessary, you can prune to shape and pinch out young growth to encourage a bushier habit.
Surefire® White Begonia Spacing
Depending on its location, the Surefire® White Begonia can grow up to 24 inches high and wide. When grown as a group, a spacing of 12 to 18 inches between plants is advisable. However, if planted individually in a container, a pot diameter of 10-12 inches is recommended to support its growth.
Surefire® White 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: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Habit: Upright, Mounding|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Midsummer until first frost|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Vibrant Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|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® White Begonia|
|Scientific Name: Begonia benariensis|
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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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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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
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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.