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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

BEGONIA 'Benitochiba'

Deeply divided foliage with pink/green mottling on new leaves, ageing to silver and green. Single pink flowers. Prefers some shade. Reputedly hardy to -5°C though can be late to re-shoot
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.
£12.50 each


  • Evergreen
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 30cm (12in) or more
  • Spread - 38cm (15in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - Rex begonia. Rhizomatous perennial. Palmately divided leaves, 20cm (8in) or more across, comprising 6-8 toothed, narrowly ovate leaflets with red leaf stalks. Produces clusters of flowers 2cm (¾in) across
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Heated greenhouse - subtropical - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 10°C (50°F). - use loamless or loam-based compost (JI No 2) in bright light with shade from direct sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for its metallic foliage. Some nurseries claim that it will withstand a cold (dry) winter and reshoot as late as June. Can be container grown and moved into shelter for winter. Sporadic flowering.
  • Pests & Diseases - caterpillars, mealybugs, mites, thrips, vine weevils, aphids, grey mould(Botrytis), powdery mildew, stem rot, rhizome rot.
  • Place of origin - garden origin. 1973. Misono. Japan
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
30cm (12in) or more
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  38cm (15in)

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