A dramatic sight in the garden, this compact grower with a graceful habit has bushy, very special deep reddish-black foliage with flowers that bloom all summer and into the fall. They are wind resistant and provide an endless display of color.
Light: Full to partial shade
Bloom Time: Midsummer to first frost
Zones: 3 to 10 (dig up and store frost free in zones 3 to 8)
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Switzerland Begonia Product Details
Begonia maxima 'Switzerland'
8" - 10"
15" - 20"
15" - 20"
9 - 10
Dark green with a dark red cast.
Fully double, 3" - 4" ruffled flowers that resemble an open rose
Vibrant dark red
Midsummer to first frost.
Set tuber 1/2" - 3/4"deep with the hollow side up.
Well-drained, humus-enriched soil.
Moderate once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
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.
For early blooming, start begonias indoors and transplant outdoors when plants are 1-2" high and danger of frost is past.