Fibrous Rooted Begonia, Wax Begonia
Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum 'Senator Scarlet'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: x semperflorens-cultorum (sem-per-FLOR-enz kul-TOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Senator Scarlet
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Classification:

Semperflorens

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Tempe, Arizona

Cool, California

Hawkinsville, Georgia

New Orleans, Louisiana

Opelousas, Louisiana

Acton, Maine

Brighton, Michigan

Saint Louis, Missouri

Broaddus, Texas

Houston, Texas

Pflugerville, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Victoria, Texas

Danville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 6, 2012, ironworker25 from Brighton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I purchased this plant on clearance late spring just for some added color. The one-quart container plant that only got morning sun easily tripled in size over the summer. It bloomed the entire time it was in the ground and was extremely visible from the road, (150 ft away). I just loved this plant and wish I would have gotten more. If I'd known earlier, I would have dug it up and brought it inside and took cuttings to make more. I agree with previous posts, do not over-water. Highly recommend this plant.

Positive

On Jun 10, 2006, Don_Mader from Victoria, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Flowers year round in Victoria,TX.

Positive

On Mar 2, 2005, Lanan from Hawkinsville, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant also over-wintered in my garden this year (2004-2005).

Positive

On Nov 2, 2004, PvillePlanter from Pflugerville, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Colorful, hardy, low maintenance flowering plants great around trees or front of borders. Mine grow as perenials in zone 8b