Join the RHS today and support our charity
Free personalised gardening advice
RHS members get reduced ticket prices
RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens
Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops
020 3176 5800
Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm
Help us achieve our goals
Make a donation
I have forgotten my password
Keep me signed in
Register for free to receive our newsletters, add comments to blogs/articles and to save content.
See what events are on near you and browse your bookmarked pages.
Inspiring days out and so much more
We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience.
When using this search
Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
Other common names
begonia [Sherbet Bon Bon]
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
'Sherbet Bon Bon' is a dainty cultivar which does not trail vigorously and is better suited to pots than baskets. Flowers are pale yellow and double with pink margins, on dark pink stems. Glossy light green foliage with reddish margins; to 20cm
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass requires a light, well-drained, neutral to acid, loamless or loam-based soil (JI No2), in bright light with shade from direct sun. Provide moderate water when in growth and dry off tubers in winter, storing at 5-7°C
Propagate by seed at 21°C (70F) in spring. Root basal or stem-tip softwood cuttings in spring and leaf cuttings in late spring or early summer using a propagating case
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
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
Prone to powdery mildews and stem-rot
RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.
We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.
Join the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9