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Begonia ‘Fireworks’ (Rex Begonia)

Rex Begonia 'Fireworks', Rex Cultorum Begonias

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Begonia 'Fireworks', Rex Begonia 'Fireworks', Rex Cultorum Begonias, shade loving plants, shade plants, Silver Leaves, Purple Leaves, Bicolor Leaves
Begonia 'Fireworks', Rex Begonia 'Fireworks', Rex Cultorum Begonias, shade loving plants, shade plants, Silver Leaves, Purple Leaves, Bicolor Leaves
Begonia 'Fireworks', Rex Begonia 'Fireworks', Rex Cultorum Begonias, shade loving plants, shade plants, Silver Leaves, Purple Leaves, Bicolor Leaves

Award-winning Begonia ‘Fireworks’ is an evergreen, rhizomatous perennial of upright habit, mostly grown for its vibrant foliage of large, bold leaves adorned with dark purple centers, purple-pink margins, and iridescent silver-white between. Pink flowers are an added bonus. But the primary contribution of this Rex begonia is the beauty of its rich foliage. Fast-growing and vigorous, it makes a striking plant that soon makes an impact thanks to its spectacular coloring. Perfect for shaded beds and borders in warm areas, containers, or as houseplants.

  • Winner of the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 10-16 in. tall (25-40 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm).
  • Prefers partial to full shade and organically rich, moist but well-drained soils. Rex begonias require high humidity and heavy fertilization during the growing period. Let the soil dry between waterings and avoid overwatering as it may cause fungal diseases or rot.
  • Propagate by leaf cuttings or sections of rhizome
  • No pruning is required. Remove dead leaves promptly and keep the soil surface free of debris to avoid disease problems.
  • Watch for caterpillars, mealybugs, tarsonemid mite, thrips, vine weevil, aphids and powder mildew.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Houseplants, Perennials
Plant Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
Common names Rex Begonia, Begonia
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" - 2'
(25cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance High
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Patio And Containers
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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Houseplants, Perennials
Plant Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
Common names Rex Begonia, Begonia
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" - 2'
(25cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance High
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Patio And Containers
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
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