Bossa Nova® Rose Shades Begonia
Begonia boliviensis 'Bossa Nova Rose Shades'
Bossa Nova® Rose Shades Begonia flowers
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Bossa Nova® Rose Shades Begonia in bloom
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Height: 14 inches
Spacing: 16 inches
Hardiness Zone: 7
Brand: Proven Winners
This variety features slender, sharply pointed green leaves; a very floriforous display of bright rose blooms on red stems; continuously blooming with no deadheading needed; great for containers and baskets
Bossa Nova® Rose Shades Begonia features dainty nodding rose bell-shaped flowers with scarlet overtones at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its attractive serrated narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The dark red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.
Bossa Nova® Rose Shades Begonia is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Bossa Nova® Rose Shades Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Bossa Nova® Rose Shades Begonia will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.
This plant does best in partial shade to full shade. Keep it well away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Bossa Nova® Rose Shades Begonia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
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