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Big® Pink Bronze Leaf Begonia

Begonia 'Big Pink Bronze Leaf'

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Big Pink Bronze Leaf Begonia (Begonia 'Big Pink Bronze Leaf') at Pesche's Garden Center

Big® Pink Bronze Leaf Begonia flowers

Big® Pink Bronze Leaf Begonia flowers

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Semperflorens, Fibrous

Group/Class:  Wax Begonia

Brand:  Benary

Description:

A beautiful variety featuring vibrant pink flower clusters, nestled among green-bronze leaves; this selection would be a stunning addition to any hanging basket, patio container and garden landscapes; low maintenance and long blooming

Ornamental Features

Big® Pink Bronze Leaf Begonia features dainty clusters of pink orchid-like flowers with yellow throats at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its attractive glossy heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in color with hints of coppery-bronze throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Big® Pink Bronze Leaf Begonia is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and may require the occasional pruning to look its best. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Big® Pink Bronze Leaf Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Big® Pink Bronze Leaf Begonia will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Big® Pink Bronze Leaf Begonia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features