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Begonia ‘Princess of Hanover’

Begonia

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green with silver spots

Description

Begonia ‘Princess of Hanover’ (Begonia). This is sometimes classified under the species B. rex. Produces whorled, dark green, silver edged leaves and light pink flowers in the autumn. The leaf surface is covered with fine pink hairs.

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

Grow in light well-drained soil or loam-based potting compost. Water frequently in hot weather but do not allow the soil to become too moist. A balanced liquid fertiliser can be applied occasionally especially when in full growth. Pot on each spring. They prefer slightly acidic soil.

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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