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Begonia ‘Corallina de Lucerna’

Begonia

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.15m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourRed-pink
  • Leaf ColourVarious

Description

Begonia ‘Corallina de Lucerna’ (Begonia). This vigorous begonia has cane stems, and dark green leaves, heavily marked with silvery white spots. Very large panicles of single, red-pink flowers mainly grow in the summer.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their colourful flowers and/or ornamental leaves.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Remove the growing point to restrict height to about 1.5m, if needed.

Propagation

Sow seeds of species at 21C as soon as they are ripe. Root stem and leaf cuttings can be rooted in spring or early summer in partial sun in a propagating case.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Is susceptible to powdery mildew and botrytis from late spring to early autumn.

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