Begonia Wax Red Begonia Semperflorens is an extremely popular garden annual or tender perennial. Wax Begonia can be started from seeds, and this compact and bushy plant features tightly dense foliage with waxy dark green leaves. Red Wax Begonia produces clusters of single or double red flowers and blooms throughout the growing season from spring until first frost. The heavy blooms attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Wax Begonia can be grown as perennial plant In tropical or subtropical climates where the plant can form a small shrub.
Begonia Wax Red is a great plant for mass planting or edging. Wax Red Begonia is also a very popular flower for containers and window boxes. Begonia Semperflorens seeds have to be only slightly pressed into the soil surface, and despite that Wax Begonia can grow in full sun, the plant prefers sun dappled partial shade and moist but well-drained soil. Regular watering is important, but Begonia Wax can tolerate some drought because of its thick and waxy leaves which help to prevent rapid water loss.
Height: 6-8 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average, Moist well-drained, pH 6.5-7.5
USDA Zones: 8-11 (As Perennial) All regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Inside: Winter (8-12 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outside: N/A
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Days to Emerge: 17-28