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Begonia ‘Midas’

Begonia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.15m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourGolden-yellow
  • Leaf ColourVarious

Description

Begonia ‘Midas’ (Begonia). This is also called B. tuberhybrida 'Midas'. Double, pale, golden-yellow flowers with broad petals are produced. Early flowers sometimes develop leaf-like petals.

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

This plant is particularly susceptible to mildew.

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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