Begonia semperflorens – Double Up™ Red

Garden Height
8 - 18
Spacing
6 - 12
Spread
8 - 14
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Red
Light Code
YP
Light Level
Sun or Shade
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Features:

These vigorous plants feature double flowers and dark foliage.  They perform well in landcapes and in containers. These are very dense, upright, globe shaped plants that will flower all summer.

  • Continuous Re-Bloom
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Long Blooming
  • Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes:

These plants are versatile working in both sun or shade, which makes them a wonderful unifiying plant to use in both sun and shade beds.  Unlike older begonias, these are quite vigorous.  They can tolerate some drought conditions, but will look their best with more consistent moisure and regular feeding.  They love the heat and are self cleaning so the plants look very clean. They do not need to be deadheaded to bloom all summer long.  What's not to love!

Uses Notes:

Great in landscapes and containers.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Planting to Frost

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Mass Planting

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

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.

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