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Begonia ‘Duartei’

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourRed hairy, dark green

Description

Begonia ‘Duartei’ (Begonia). This species is also known as B. rex 'Duartei'. Produces whorled, red-haired, dark green leaves, streaked silvery-grey with black edges which are about 16cm long.

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
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This is difficult to grow to maturity.

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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