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DESCRIPTION: A compact, highly floriferous variety that is self cleaning and easy to grow; produces astonishing bicolor pink and lemon single to semi-double flowers, very attractive; perfect for shady patio containers or borders
BOTANICAL NAME: Begonia 'Glory Bicolor'
OTHER NAMES: Hiemalis Begonia
GROUP/CLASS: Rieger Begonia
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 20-30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 25 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Pink and lemon
FLOWERING TIME: Mid-Spring to Mid-Fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Deer Resistant
Glory Bicolor Begonia features showy pink and yellow round flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its attractive succulent heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Glory Bicolor Begonia is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Glory Bicolor Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Glory Bicolor Begonia will grow to be 8-12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils.
This plant should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Glory Bicolor Begonia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent watering than they would in the yard or garden.
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