perennial

Groovy Rose Begonia

Begonia boliviensis 'Groovy Rose'

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Groovy Rose Begonia (Begonia boliviensis 'Groovy Rose') at Pesche's Garden Center

Groovy Rose Begonia flowers

Groovy Rose Begonia flowers

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Groovy Rose Begonia (Begonia boliviensis 'Groovy Rose') at Pesche's Garden Center

Groovy Rose Begonia flowers

Groovy Rose Begonia flowers

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Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  1a

Brand:  Benary

Description:

This variety features sharply pointed green leaves with finely toothed edges; a stunning and very floriferous display of rosy pink blooms on red stems; continuously blooming with no deadheading needed, perfect for containers and hanging baskets

Ornamental Features

Groovy Rose Begonia features showy nodding rose bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its attractive serrated narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The dark red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Groovy Rose Begonia is an herbaceous perennial with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. 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 high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Groovy Rose Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Groovy Rose Begonia will grow to be about 14 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 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. However, you may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. 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, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. 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.

Groovy Rose Begonia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. 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  Bark 
Ornamental Features