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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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£11.50 each

Delivery Information Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2019
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 30cm (12in) or more
  • Spread - 38cm (15in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - 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
  • 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
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
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30cm (12in) or more
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  38cm (15in)
 

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