Begonia Wax Rose Begonia Semperflorens is native to Brazil, and this annual is one of the most popular garden flowers. Begonia seeds must be started indoors prior last frost. Rose Wax Begonia is a compact plant that forms attractive mounds of bushy foliage with waxy, glossy-green leaf blades, and this particular variety of Wax Begonia blooms with clusters of single and double rose flowers from spring until first frost. The blooming Begonia flowers provide continuous color to the summer garden attracting masses of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Wax Begonia can be grown as a perennial in frost free zones.
Begonia Wax Rose is an outstanding bedding plant because of its uniformity in size and shape. Wax Begonia looks fantastic in containers, handing baskets, and window boxes. Begonia Semperflorens seeds can be germinated successfully, if they are not planted too deep - the surface sowing is recommended. Wax Begonia grows best in partial shade preferring well-drained soil and tolerating some periods of drought, because of the thick and waxy Begonia foliage helps to retain water.
Height: 6-8 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average, Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-6.2
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