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Begonia 'Ruffled Apricot'

Tuberhybrida Begonia 'Ruffled Apricot', Tuberous Begonias, AmeriHybrid Ruffled Tuberous Begonias


Begonia 'Ruffled Apricot' is an indefatigable bloomer producing myriads of magnificent and huge, semi-ruffled, double flowers, up to 5-9 in. across (12-22 cm), from midsummer to frost. Delicately pleated, the pastel orange petals stand out against the foliage of deep green leaves. Compact and heat tolerant, this Begonia deserves a spot in your beds, borders, window boxes, containers and hanging baskets, and will reward you with constant cheerful notes of summer color!

  • Typically forms bushy mounds up to 14-20 in. tall (35-50 cm) and 12-16 in. across (30-40 cm).
  • Best in fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly acid soil in partial shade. Provide good air circulation and protect your Begonia from strong winds!
  • Ridiculously easy to grow, deer and rabbit resistant, and care-free!
  • Tender perennials, Begonias are 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. 
  • Plant your Begonias in spring after the last threat of night frost, approximately 6 in. apart (15 cm) and slightly below the soil line (they rot easily when planted too deep). Many people start up begonias indoors 4 - 6 weeks before planting them outdoors to get a "jump" on the season and produce earlier blooms.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Begonias
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Depth 1" (2cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, 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 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Begonias
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Depth 1" (2cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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