Key facts for Dragone Sunset begonia
- 9-12 in (24-30 cm) tall, 10-12 in (25-30 cm) wide
- Shade to part sun
Hiemalis types of begonias are usually grown indoors, but this hybrid grows exceptionally well outdoors. It’s resistant to powdery mildew and blooms well until frost. —Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
The plant’s most striking feature is its flower colour — luscious pink blooms overlaid with peach and orange. The blooms on mature plants almost hide the dark green foliage.
No. 4 of 15 New Plants for 2012
This is one of 15 new and noteworthy plants for 2012 showcased in the Garden Making feature garden at Canada Blooms 2012.
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New plants are tested for local growing conditions in trial gardens such as at the University of Guelph.