Begonia – Solenia® Apricot

Garden Height
8 - 12
Spacing
8 - 12
Spread
8 - 12
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Orange
Light Code
YO
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Features:

Prolific, vibrant blossoms are produced on well-branched, mildew resistant plants all season due to daylength neutrality. As their consistently superior performance has been well-documented, Solenia is a great plant for your garden. The double flower have attractive ruffling to the petals and deadheading isn't necessary for continued bloom. They are sun and shade tolerant.

  • Continuous Re-Bloom
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Long Blooming

Maintenance Notes:

These begonias prefer moist but not wet, well-draining soil. These are not hardy, but the corms can be dug up, stored for the winter and replanted the next spring. Plants will perform best with limited overhead watering, early enough in the day to dry completely before nightfall. Unnecessarily wet foliage at night can promote disease issues. Otherwise, the plants are largely carefree. A controlled or slow-release plant food at planting will help them have peak performance.

Uses Notes:

Try mixing these sun tolerant begonias with other medium vigor plants in hanging baskets, upright containers and in well-drained landscape soil.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Planting to Frost

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Landscape

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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