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What’s Blooming? – Begonias

Jun

16

The Begonia, named after Michael Bégon, is one of America’s favorite flowers. A versatile plant, the begonia has over 1,500 species and is easily hybridized. Begonias are popular in flowerbeds, in hanging baskets, as container plants, as well as indoor houseplants. Begonias are prized equally for their flower as well as their leaves; their vivid green or chocolate colored leaves make them an attractive addition to any garden.

There are three types of Begonias: Tuberous, Perennials, and Semeperflorens (the most common), and all types will grow to be about 6 to 9 inches tall. Depending on the type, you can stumble upon red, white, pink or yellow varieties; the common trait between all colors is the bright yellow center.

Tropical flowers, begonias thrive in a range of sunlight from full sun to shade. They do not like frost in the spring or fall! Begonias love attention; removing dead flowers, leaves, and stems keeps them beautiful.

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