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Begonia Bossa Nova™ 'Night Fever Papaya' - S1
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Begonia Bossa Nova™ 'Night Fever Papaya'

Begonia boliviensis hyb.
A summer garden stalwart, this begonia blooms unceasingly and always looks good, flourishing in heat, sun, or shade. Its spent flowers drop off and are replaced by a fresh crop, so it's never out of bloom. Growing easy care baskets and beds with perfect mounds of dark foliage and saturated color has never been easier.
SKU #P8545

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Details
Shipped As
Pot: 3.5" h x 2.63" w (9.5 fl oz)
Lifecycle
Annual; tender perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
10
Annual Hardiness
Tender Annual
Mature Size
12-16" h x 1.5' w
Sun
Partial shade
Soil
Rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Coral orange pendant flowers
Features
Great for containers
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Begonia effortlessly lights up shady areas with lush leaves and masses of flowers, lovely as a summer container plant or edging beds. However, it must have good drainage to thrive. If transplanting fibrous begonias into pots, plant slightly deeper to encourage the growth of new roots and stems. Bring inside for the winter when nighttime temperatures drop below 50°F.
Final Spacing:
1'
Water Requirements:
High Water Use
Watering Details:
Allow the soil to dry 1" down in small pots, 2" down from surface of larger pots before watering throughly. Avoid overwatering, which can cause root rots. Water early mornings if placed in sunnier areas to avoid leaf scorch.
Soil pH:
Acidic to neutral (6.0-7.0)
Fertilizer:
Top dress in spring with a slow-release organic all-purpose fertilizer and again in midsummer.
Diseases & Pests:
Mealy bugs, whitefly, and slugs may attack begonias. Spray with insecticidal soap. Slugs can be controlled with iron phosphate slug bait pellets on the soil around the plant. Leaf and root disease can occur during wet weather. Provide air circulation and be sure not to overwater.