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Begonia – Dragon Wing® Pink

Garden Height
14 - 18
Spacing
15 - 18
Spread
15 - 18
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
Proven Selections

My favorite plant of all is your Dragon Wing Begonia. I usually plant the red, but this year I planted both the red and the pink. The plants bloom continuously until the cold weather comes. I put them in two large brick and concrete planters that go all around our deck. People always comment on them, and several friends have now started using them. Looking at them never fails to cheer my day.

My favorite plant of all is your Dragon Wing Begonia. I usually plant the red, but this year I planted both the red and the pink. The plants bloom continuously until the cold weather comes. I put them in two large brick and concrete planters that go all around our deck. People always comment on them, and several friends have now started using them. Looking at them never fails to cheer my day. M. Hennessy, IL.

Features

My favorite plant of all is your Dragon Wing Begonia. I usually plant the red, but this year I planted both the red and the pink. The plants bloom continuously until the cold weather comes. I put them in two large brick and concrete planters that go all around our deck. People always comment on them, and several friends have now started using them. Looking at them never fails to cheer my day.

My favorite plant of all is your Dragon Wing Begonia. I usually plant the red, but this year I planted both the red and the pink. The plants bloom continuously until the cold weather comes. I put them in two large brick and concrete planters that go all around our deck. People always comment on them, and several friends have now started using them. Looking at them never fails to cheer my day. M. Hennessy, IL.

Award Winner

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Overwintering Begonias, some basics. When bringing plants indoors from an outdoor garden area there are some basic do's and don'ts to consider. The first priority is to make sure your plants are free of insects or disease before bringing them in for the winter. Indoor conditions are very stressful to most plants and when plants are stressed they are more susceptible to insects and diseases. So before you bring plants in for the winter you may want to give them a good looking over, it will save you problems later in the winter when you may not want to use chemicals indoors. Indoor conditions are generally lower light than outdoors, so plant will have to adjust to lower light levels, sometimes they can do this easily and sometimes they must drop their outdoor leaves and grow new leaves that are better adapted to interior conditions. Plan for some leaf drop until plants become established again. All Begonias need bright filtered light when brought indoors and can sometimes be grown in full sun but be careful not to burn plants by exposing them to bright sun if they were grown in the shade previously. T he inside of your house is also very dry due to your heating system which removes water from the air as it heats the air in your house. You can make life a lot easier for your plants if you provide a source of humidity for your plants. Many people mist their indoor plants and while this helps it only lasts for a short period. A better long term solution is the use of a pebble tray under your plants where water can be added as it evaporates to keep the humidity higher around your indoor flowers. A pebble tray is simply a container that holds water filled with pebbles so that your plants sit on the pebbles and not in the water itself, water evaporates around the plant a creates a small "greenhouse" effect. Cane type & bedding begonias
These two groups look very different but are both easy to keep over the winter. The Cane types include Angel Wing Begonias and also the Dragon wing types. These need very bright light to look their best, but not scorching sun. Keep lightly moist and lightly fertilized through the winter months. They never no go dormant, so do not allow to become very dry.

Uses Notes

Use in patio containers, hanging baskets and beds

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Standard PPP. Spring to Summer Sales.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinching should not be necessary except to shape. 150 to 200 ppm cycocel can be used for growth regulation if needed.

Pest and Disease Management

Standard pest and disease practices as outlined in the notes.

Grower Tips

Flower drop should be expected. Proper timing so that plants are sold quickly will help decrease messiness.