Begonia – Surefire® Red
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
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. The love the heat and do not need to be deadheaded to bloom all summer long. What's not to love!
Use in containers and landscapes. Great when planted in masses and an excellent plant for combinations as well.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting
Soil Fertility Average Soil
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.
Flower drop should be expected. Proper timing so that plants are sold quickly will help decrease messiness.