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Begonia 'Illumination Salmon Pink' (Illumination Series) (T/d)

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Characteristics

Habit

Pendulous/Weeping

Resilience

Hardiness

old H2-3 (intermediate between H2 and H3)

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

begonia 'Illumination Salmon Pink'

Family

Begoniaceae


Begonia can be annuals, evergreen or deciduous perennials or shrubs, with fibrous, tuberous or rhizomatous roots and usually asymmetrical leaves, often strikingly patterned, and small or large flowers, both male and female in the same cluster

Tuberhybrida begonias are bushy tuberous perennials with glossy leaves and usually double flowers in small clusters in summer; most are dormant in winter

'Illumination Salmon Pink' is a Tuberhybrida begonia with pendulous stems bearing oval leaves and arching sprays of flat, double, salmon-pink flowers to 8cm across, in summer

Synonym(s)

  • Begonia 'Illumination Salmon'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

  • East-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly acid soil in partial shade. Ideal for hanging baskets

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed or stem cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

May be attacked by caterpillars, aphids, mites, mealybugs, thrips and vine weevils

Diseases

Susceptible to grey moulds, powdery mildews and stem rot