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Begonia – Surefire® Red

Garden Height
12 - 24
Spacing
12 - 18
Spread
18 - 24
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Red
Light Level
Sun or Shade
Proven Winners

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.  The love the heat and do not need to be deadheaded to bloom all summer long.  What's not to love!

Uses Notes

Use in containers and landscapes.  Great when planted in masses and an excellent plant for combinations as well.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

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.

Grower Tips

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