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Begonia 'Glowing Embers'
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begonia 'Glowing Embers'

'Glowing Embers' is a tender, trailing perennial grown as an annual, with dark green, pointed leaves, purple on the undersides, and glowing orange, single, outward-facing flowers from mid-summer into autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Purple
Summer Orange Green Purple
Autumn Orange Green Purple
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Begoniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Trailing
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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Start off 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 outdoors into a sunny or semi-shaded position when all risk of frost is past. See Begonias: outdoors for further advice.

Propagation

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

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Sub-tropical
Pruning

No pruning needed

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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