begonia encore mix
begonia begonia bronze leaf caladium red flash and white queen w sweet potato vine and red begonias super olympia pink super olympia white senator scarlet harmony (bronze-leaf) white super olympia pink

begonia, wax or fibrous

Begonias do well in sun or shade, with more blooms and higher water needs the brighter the light.

Planting Tips

Height: 10 -18 inches
Spacing: 10-15  inches
Landscape Uses: containers, beds, baskets

A long-time standard in both commercial landscapes and home gardens, these begonias, called “wax” because of the shiny surface of their leaves and “fibrous” for a characteristic of their root systems, bloom all summer as long as they are watered properly and fed about every 3 weeks. Begonias do well in sun or shade, with more blooms and higher water needs the brighter the light. Varieties have either green leaves (Super Olympia series) or bronze (Senator/ Harmony series) and both will take full sun. The leaves of dark-flowered green-leaf varieties may bronze somewhat in full sun and stay brighter green in shade.

Varieties:

harmony white (bronze leaf)
senator mix (bronze leaf)
senator pink (bronze leaf)
senator rose (bronze leaf)
senator scarlet (bronze leaf)
super Olympia mix (green leaf)
super Olympia pink (green leaf)
super Olympia red (green leaf)
super Olympia rose (green leaf)
super Olympia white (green leaf)