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Moderate

Begonia

Hiemalis Begonia
Begoniaceae
Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Flowers

May be sold as Rieger begonias or Elatior hybrids. These profuse bloomers are outstanding outdoor or indoor plants. They form bushy, compact mounds to 1–1 1/2 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide. Flowers appear over a long season that includes winter. The 2-in. blooms come in white, yellow, orange, many shades of pink, and red; available in single and double forms. Frinzie serieshas white or apricot bloomswith fringed, red-edged petals.Plants in the Solenia series arevigorous growers with large,full flowers.

Give indoor plants plenty of light in winter. In summer, keep out of hot noonday sun. Waterthoroughly when top inch of soilis dry, but don’t sprinkle theleaves. Plants may get rangy, an indication of approaching dormancy; if they do, cut stems to 4-in. stubs.

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