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Begonia 'Santa Cruz Sunset' is a perennial plant with pendulous foliage and bright red flowers from spring through summer and on to autumn. The flowers are long lasting and the plant forms a well shaped plant with a mounding and drooping habit. A great plant for containers and hanging baskets, as well as for the garden, and can take heat. Grow in full sun to part shade and needs well drained soil. Frost tender. Feed with slow release fertiliser in spring.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: not specified.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser applied in spring.