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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
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
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
Herbaceous Plants - Video Collection
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- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
30cm (12in) or more
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included