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Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire'

Begonia 'Bonfire', Begonia 'Nzcone', Tuberous Begonia


A favorite of many for its spectacular display, award-winning Begonia 'Bonfire' (Begonia boliviensis) produces masses of vivid, reddish orange blossoms held on bright red stems amongst a delicately pink-edged green foliage. It is perfect for vertical gardens with its eye-catching and elegant cascades of fiery red, elongated flowers resembling fuchsias. Heat and humidity tolerant, introduce this Begonia to your containers and hanging baskets and you will be rewarded with bright notes of color throughout summer and fall!

  • Enjoying continuous blooms from late spring to fall, Begonia Bonfire typically grows up to 20 in. tall (50 cm) and across.
  • Prefers locations that have partial shade and light, rich, moist and well-drained soils. Full shade is tolerated, but expect fewer (but larger) flowers and lower growth. Provide good air circulation and protect your Begonias from strong winds!
  • Ridiculously easy to grow and care-free!
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (2009) for its noteworthy qualities.
  • This Begonia is not winter hardy. In cooler areas than zones 9-11, dig up the tubers before the first frost and store them dormant in a cool dry place over winter. 

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Begonias
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Begonias
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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