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 Level
Part Sun to Sun
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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.

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

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.

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