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Begonia 'Bossa Nova® Pure White' - S1
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Begonia 'Bossa Nova® Pure White'

Begonia boliviensis hyb.
When you need a respite from screaming hot summer color schemes, 'Bossa Nova Pure White' delivers, offering a waterfall of white flowers blushed with pink and complemented with dark green foliage. Outstanding all-season bloom for baskets, it's low maintenance, too, needing little deadheading and easily overwintering indoors. For sheer flower power, this one is a winner! Patented.
SKU #P8441

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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
Pendant white flowers with light red shading at the base.
Features
Great for containers
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After frost, when nighttime temperatures remain above 55°F.
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.