Begonia 'River Nile'Begonia 'River Nile'

Begonia ‘River Nile’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


More tolerant of cold than most begonias, this one sports bright chartreuse leaves that are heavily edged in dark red. The borders are also ruffled and the leaf bases swirl like a ram's horn toward the leaf center. White flowers. Great as a patio plant or as a houseplant, easier to grow than a Rex. This plant did especially well in our display gardens in amended garden soil.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 24″ / 27″
Exposure: Full Shade
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SKU: BEGRN Categories: ,
Common Name River Nile Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
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Plant Type Annual
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Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green, Red
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
How Different? Unique coloring.
Landscape Value Shade mass, shade container, accent, patio or summer bedding or inside window plant.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Annual
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / 27"
Soil (Garden) Clean commercial peat based media, good porosity & ability to hold water.
Water (Garden) Average. Does not tolerate water logging.
Special Uses Deep South
Comments Can be sold as a bedding plant in warm areas. Good container plant and mixer.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 1.2 – 2.4
pH 6.0 – 7.0
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Notes Sanitation of media and growing conditions is critical. Greenhouse production recommended for best environmental controls. Avoid use of overhead irrigation. Do not crowd plants as this can lead to more disease problems and stretched plants. Do not plant too deep.
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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