Begonia, Wax-leaf

 
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Description

Wax-leaf, or Fibrous-rooted Begonias are a popular old favorite for annual plantings in many gardens. The leaves are glossy, thick, and wax-like, and come in either green or bronze shades with flowers that vary in color from red to pink to white. Tolerates a variety of conditions, from sun to shade, however it needs to be kept moist if planted in full sun.

 

Plant Details

Plants

Latin Name:
Begonia sempervirens
Plant Type:
Annual
Care :
Best planted in rich, well-drained soil.
Light Requirements:
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
Habit:
Compact, bushy habit.
Plant Height:
8-18 inches
Plant Width:
8-18 inches
Foliage:
Green or Bronze wax-like leaves.
Bloom:
Flowers in shades of pink, red, or white bloom throughout the season.
Special Features:
  • Tolerant of Clay Soil
  • Tolerant of Wet Locations
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Container Use