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Wax Begonia

Begonia semperflorens (Cultorum Group)

Also known as

Fibrous-Rooted Begonia, Bedding Begonia, Wax Plant

Begonia semperflorens (red ) 01 by Kor!An (Корзун Андрей) (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Wax Begonia Overview

These Begonias are fibrous-rooted, evergreen perennials that are often grown as annual plants and used as summer bedding plants. They produce fleshy, rounded foliage coloured green-bronze and single or double flowers coloured red, pink or white, blooming the summer and autumn.

Special features of Wax Begonia

Attractive flowers

These are compact bedding plants, making them ideal for flowerbeds, borders or even pots and containers on the patio.