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Switzerland Begonia

Switzerland Begonia

Exotic and dramatic dark foliage
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A compact grower with a graceful habit has bushy plants which bloom all summer and into the fall. They are wind resistant and provide an endless display of color against dramatic, dark foliage.

Product Information:

Light: Full to partial shade
Height: 8-10"
Bloom Time: Midsummer to first frost
Size: Tubers
Zones: 3 to 10 (dig up and store frost free in zones 3 to 8)

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Switzerland Begonia Product Details

Botanical Name: Begonia maxima 'Switzerland'
Form: Tuber
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 8" - 10"
Spread: 15" - 20"
Spacing: 15" - 20"
Hardiness Zone: 9 - 10
Foliage Type: Dark green with a dark red cast.
Flower Form: Fully double, 3" - 4" ruffled flowers that resemble an open rose
Flower Color: Vibrant dark red
Flowering Date: Midsummer to first frost.
Planting Requirements: Set tuber 1/2" - 3/4"deep with the hollow side up.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, humus-enriched soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
Unique Characteristics: A dramatic sight in the garden or a container with the lush dark red rose-form flowers set against the dark foliage. A robust compact grower with a graceful habit. The bushy plants bloom all summer and into the fall. They are wind resistant and provide an endless display of color. Float some blooms in a bowl of water for a different twist on a cut-flower arrangement.
Pruning: None
Additional Information: For early blooming, start begonias indoors and transplant outdoors when plants are 1-2" high and danger of frost is past.
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The Switzerland Begonia is a beautiful red begonia plant suitable for indoor plant containers or outdoor beds and borders. The vivacious Switzerland Begonia is a hearty, lush begonia plant that adds rich color to its surrounding environment. It offers bright scarlet flowers with dark green foliage. As a garden begonia, the Switzerland Begonia is the champion in its category for vibrant color and easy to care for above other garden begonia varieties.

The Switzerland Begonia blooms from mid summer to the first frost in autumn and it blooms well in full or partial shade. It is a perennial plant in warmer climate or indoors but in colder climates it needs to be taken up, when planted outdoors, before first freeze to save the bulb. For outdoor planting you can plant the Switzerland Begonia in the garden at depth of two inches and ten inches apart to give plenty of room to bloom. When planted in early spring, make sure there is no threat of frost or start plant indoors until approximately a height of two inches then transplant outdoors. You should expect blooms within four to six weeks after planting.

For indoor container planting, you can leave the begonia plant in its container year round. The great thing about this type of begonia plant is that it requires no pruning! The Switzerland Begonia makes a great patio plant or great filler for shady areas of the garden that need brightened up.



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