Dragon Wing Begonia
Begonia 'Dragon Wing Pink'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dragon Wing Pink
Additional cultivar information:(Dragon Wing Series)
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Classification:

Shrub

Semperflorens

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Alameda, California

Burbank, California

Bartow, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Concord, North Carolina

Prosperity, South Carolina

Bedias, Texas

Broaddus, Texas

Houston, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Floyd, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 15, 2013, papa1 from Dearborn, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I grow many of these plants as annuals here in Michigan and they are fantastic. They bloom continuously up to frost and I even have some in full sun and they are fine. I only wish I had more room in the house to overwinter them.

Positive

On Jul 11, 2013, themikesmom wrote:

Pink Dragon Wing Begonias' have always been my favorite, especially when in hanging baskets. Their Just lovely and perfect for cottage gardens.

Positive

On Mar 25, 2006, judycooksey from Pocahontas, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

It can only be grown as a houseplant in our zone. During the summer I keep it on the porch where it gets afternoon sun, water often and fertilize once a month. During the winter it must be protected from low temperatures.

Positive

On Jan 17, 2005, SudieGoodman from Broaddus, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dragonwing is in full bloom Jan. 16, 2005 in plastic pot. It blooms year round; overwintered in greenhouse.

It has lovely green leaves, not bronze leaves which takes more sun.
Bloom color is baby pink, about dime size. When Dragonwing becomes too leggy, I prune back & dip cuttings into rooting hormone then add to mother plant or make a new plant in smaller pot.

Plant is suitable for growing as houseplant or outside. Plant in part sun to shade 24" apart . It grows 12-15 " tall. It is great in containers or beds. It has average water needs. Do not overwater which causes stems to rot. Feed weekly while in bloom.
Beautiful year-round green foliage with plentiful, soft pink blooms.