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Begonia 'Black Fang'

Begonia 'Black Fang'

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

20cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Begonia 'Black Fang' Overview

Begonia 'Black Fang' is a rhizomatous evergreen perennial from the Begoniaceae family. This cultivar produces large, maple-like leaves with rough edges, coloured a deep green-black colour, on red speckled stems. Grown more for the black foliage over the flowers, this cultivar produces small, clusters of pink flowers from late winter-early spring. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Begonia 'Black Fang'

How to propagate Begonia 'Black Fang'

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings of about 10cm and root in a glass of water.

Division

Seed

Sow seeds of species at 21C as soon as they are ripe.

Special features of Begonia 'Black Fang'

Pot plant

They work very well once planted in hanging baskets and containers.

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Begonia 'Black Fang'

Grown for their colourful flowers and/or ornamental leaves.

Edible flowers