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Begonia 'Pin Up' (T)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

old H2-3 (intermediate between H2 and H3)

Colour

Flower

Pink and White in Summer

Foliage

Bronze and Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

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 'Pin Up'

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

'Pin Up' is a compact, upright Tuberhybrida begonia with green or bronze-tinted leaves and single white flowers 8-10cm across, shaded with rosy-pink on the margins of the petals

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly acid soil in partial shade

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in spring or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types

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


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