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Begonia boliviensis 'Santa Cruz Sunset' (Begonia)

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Plant description

begonia boliviensis tuberous begonia santa cruz sunset 2

begonia boliviensis tuberous begonia santa cruz sunset 1

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.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: not specified.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser applied in spring.

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