• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Begonia 'Ambassador Rose' (Ambassador Series) (S)

Begonia 'Ambassador Rose'

Begonia 'Ambassador Rose'

© � RHS 1997

  • Other common names Begonia 'Ambassador Rose'

  • Genus 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

  • Family Begoniaceae / Begoniaceae

  • Species 'Ambassador Rose' is a free-flowering bedding begonia to 20cm, with glossy, red-edged green foliage and single pink flowers with yellow stamens, produced all summer

  • Horticultural Group Semperflorens-Cultorum begonias are fibrous-rooted evergreen perennials, much used for summer bedding, with rounded, often attractively coloured leaves, and sprays of single or double flowers 1-2.5cm across in summer or throughout the year

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Clump-forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation One of the few summer bedding subjects that tolerate shade, can be grown in sun but avoid direct sunlight. Provide a fertile, moist but well-drained soil.

Propagation Propagate by seed or basal cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Can get caterpillars, mealybugs, tarsonemid mite, thrips, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases May be infected by powdery mildews

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