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Begonia
Bada Bing Rose Begonia
Photo: Begonia 'Bada Bing Rose', David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm Greenhouse, April 21, 2014
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2014. Available May 2016, in 4" pots, hanging baskets, planters, and pouches.

  • Description
    Begonias are available in a wide range of colours, shapes, and sizes. They are one of the few types of flowers that bloom in the shade, but they also tolerate sunny conditions.

  • Growing Guide
    Extremely versatile, begonias are perfect in containers and massed flower bed plantings. They will thrive in both sun and part shade, and make an excellent alternative to shade impatiens. Self cleaning and maintenance free, fertilize lightly.

  • Colours and Varieties

  • Series
    Description
    Habit etc
    Colours
    Bada Bing
    Bada Bing Rose
    One of the smallest begonias, the Bada Bings are best suited to massed plantings, and pouches
    Hardiness: Annual
    Habit: Mounded, upright
    Height: 8 - 12"

    Width: 8 - 12"
    Spacing: 8 - 12"
    Bicolor
    Pink
    Rose
    Rose
    Scarlet
    White
    Babywing
    Baby Wing Pink
    The Babywing plant is the same size as Dragon Wing, but as the name suggests, the dragon wing shaped leaves are smaller, and there are more colours available.
    Hardiness: Annual
    Habit: Mounded, semi-trailing
    Height: 12 - 15"

    Width: 10 - 12"
    Spacing: 10 - 12"
    Bicolor
    Pink
    Red
    White
    Big
    Big Pink
    Big showy plants with big showy blossoms!
    BIGs perform so well, and have so much colour throughout the summer that they far surpass traditional begonias and other bedding plants. Ideal massed plantings, or large containers.
    link to Big website http://big-begonia.com/
    Hardiness: Annual
    Habit: Mounded
    Height: 12 -18"

    Width: 12 -18"
    Spacing: 12 -18"
    Pink
    Red
    Dragon Wing
    Dragonwing Red
    Lush and vigorous, the dragon wing shaped leaves, and large flowers, arch and cascade over the sides of hanging baskets and planters.
    Hardiness: Annual
    Habit: Mounded, semi-trailing
    Height: 12 - 15"

    Width: 15 - 18"
    Spacing: 12 - 15"
    Pink
    Red
    Illumination
    Illumination Golden Picotee
    Cascading begonias -perfect for hanging baskets and containers!
    The double blossoms are large, look great, and come in a variety of colours.
    Hardiness: Annual
    Habit: Mounded, semi-trailing
    Height: 8 - 12"

    Trailing: 12 - 24"
    Spacing: 8 - 12"
    Apricot
    Golden Picotee
    Lemon

    Orange
    Rose
    Salmon Pink
    White
    NonStop
    Nonstop Mix
    Nonstop flower power.
    The star of the begonia universe, Nonstops have the fullest blossoms, the most colours, the longest season, and they can grow practically anywhere,

    http://www.begonia-nonstop.com/
    Hardiness: Annual
    Habit: Mounded
    Height: 8 - 12"

    Width: 6 - 10"
    Spacing: 8 - 12"
    Appleblossom
    Deep Rose
    Orange
    Pink
    Red
    Rose Petticoat
    White
    Yellow
    Yellow with red back

    Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz
    Begonia Boliviensis
    These feature narrow leaves, and long cascading blossoms, another great choice for hanging baskets and containers.
    Santa Cruz Sunset is a gorgeous scarlet, San Francisco is salmon.
    Hardiness: Annual
    Habit: Trailing
    Height: 4 - 6"

    Trail: 12 - 18"
    Spacing: 8 - 12"
    Sunset
    San Francisco
    Solenia
    Solenia Velvet Red
    A Rieger begonia.
    Double blooms, great colours, perfect for planters or gardens.

    Hardiness: Annual
    Habit: Mounded, semi-trailing
    Height: 8 - 12"

    Width: 8 - 12"
    Spacing: 8 - 12"
    Light Pink
    Light Yellow
    Orange
    Velvet Red