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Begonia boliviensis ‘San Francisco’

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A lovely trailing Begonia, Begonia boliviensis ‘San Francisco’ produces masses of large, eye-catching, bright salmon blossoms held amongst large, arrow-shaped, neatly serrated, green leaves. It is perfect for vertical gardens with its elegant cascades of vivid, elongated flowers resembling fuchsias. Heat and drought-tolerant, introduce this Begonia to your containers and hanging baskets, and you will be rewarded with brilliant notes of color throughout summer and fall!

  • Enjoying continuous blooms from late spring to fall, this Begonia typically grows up to 12-16 in. tall and wide (30-40 cm).
  • Prefers locations that have sun or 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 carefree.
  • 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.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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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 Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
Common names Begonia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 16"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Drought
Garden Uses Hanging Baskets, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Begonia maculata (Polka Dot Begonia)
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Begonia ‘Benitochiba’ (Rex Begonia)
Begonia bowerae (Eyelash Begonia)
Begonia ‘Looking Glass’ (Cane Begonia)
Begonia soli-mutata (Sun-Changing Begonia)

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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.
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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 Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
Common names Begonia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 16"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Drought
Garden Uses Hanging Baskets, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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