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Begonia grandis ‘Heron’s Pirouette’ (Hardy Begonia)

Hardy Begonia 'Heron’s Pirouette'

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Exquisite and charming, Begonia grandis ‘Heron’s Pirouette’ (Hardy Begonia) is a tuberous perennial boasting long-lasting sprays of dainty rich pink flowers from midsummer to fall. Borne on branching pinkish-red stems, they rise atop the lush foliage of large, winged-shaped, mid-green leaves. Slow-sprouting, this shade-loving perennial forms a pretty bushy mound that mixes well with hostas and ferns in the shade garden. A desirable begonia variety helping to brighten dark corners.

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall and wide (45-60 cm). Self-propagates by small bulblets which form in the leaf axils and drop to the ground.
  • Prefers partial shade to full shade and organically rich, moist and well-drained soils. Will not tolerate waterlogging. Mulch to protect roots.
  • Propagate by seed, stem tip or leaf cuttings
  • Deadhead flowers to encourage new blooms
  • Watch for caterpillars, mealybugs, tarsonemid mite, thrips, vine weevil, aphids and powder mildew.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.
  • Begonia grandis is native to Southern China and Japan.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
Common names Begonia
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Begonia soli-mutata (Sun-Changing Begonia)
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Begonia bowerae (Eyelash Begonia)
Begonia ‘Silver Jewell’
Begonia ‘Looking Glass’ (Cane Begonia)
Begonia ‘Tiger Paws’ (Eyelash Begonia)

Recommended Companion Plants

Helleborus (Hellebore)
Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass)
Hosta (Plantain Lily)

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
Common names Begonia
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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