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Begonia ‘Silver Splendor’


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Bred by Dan Heims from hardy Chinese species, this upright begonia is unlike any other Begonia! Smooth, platinum splashed, palmate leaves, look like a silver leaf Japanese maple in the garden. Candy pink, heart-shaped flowers appear in late summer. Zone 7b hardy. American Begonia Society 'Distinctive hybrid' award in 2009.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 18″ / 24″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September

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Common Name Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species --
Plant Type Annual
US Patent # PP21946
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July, August, September
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green, Silver
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
How Different? It has similar breeding to 'Metallic Mist'. They are both hardy to Z7. It has cut leaves that are speckled white.
Landscape Value Great to use in a container, as a bedding plant, or in mixed beds. Plant with spring bulbs for a sequential show.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 18" / 24"
Soil (Garden) Average porosity, organic soil.
Water (Garden) Average to high.
Special Uses Award Winners, Deep South
Comments Good drainage is a must. Comes up late in the spring when the soil warms up a little. This makes it a good to combine with spring bulbs. Winner of the American Begonia Society "Distinctive hybrid" award in 2009
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 1.2 – 2.4
pH 6.0 – 6.5
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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