• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous 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 Million Kisses Series

begonia Million Kisses series

begonia Million Kisses series

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  • Other common names begonia Million Kisses series

  • Synonyms Begonia MILLION KISSES
    Begonia 'Million Kisses'

  • Family Begoniaceae

  • 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

  • Details Million Kisses Series is a collection of tuberous, trailing perennials with heights and widths reaching to 50cm and up to 1m, respectively. Arching stems bear glossy green "angel-wing" leaves and from summer into autumn, an abundance of single, pendent flowers with flower colours ranging from yellow, salmon-pink, pink and white, orange, orange-red to bright red, depending on the individual plant

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Trailing

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H1B

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Sun

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

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHNeutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1 year

How to grow

Cultivation Plant tubers indoors in spring in light, well-drained, neutral compost. May be grown permanently in pots or hanging baskets under glass in bright light shaded from direct sun. Otherwise move containers outdoors into a sunny or semi-shaded position when all risk of frost is past. Dry off tubers in winter and store frost-free. For further information see begonia cultivation - outdoors

Propagation Root basal or stem-tip softwood cuttings in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Sub-tropical Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Remove old stems and foliage as plant dies back for the winter

Pests Susceptible to mealybugs, caterpillars, glasshouse red spider mite, thrips, vine weevils and aphids

Diseases Prone to powdery mildews and stem rot

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