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Begonia boliviensis 'Santa Cruz'

Begonia 'Santa Cruz', Trailing Begonia 'Santa Cruz'


A lovely trailing Begonia, Begonia boliviensis 'Santa Cruz' produces masses of large, eye-catching, fiery red-orange 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 care-free!
  • 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 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)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, 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 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)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Traditional Garden

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