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Begonia 'Green Gold' (R)
  • RHS AGM

begonia 'Green Gold'

'Green Gold' has large, slightly-spiralled leaves, with jagged margins. The main leaf colour is silver pale green with a dark green, red-hued, margin and central star; the leaf stalk is green with dense white hairs

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green White Green Grey Silver Red
Summer Green White Green Grey Silver Red
Autumn Green White Green Grey Silver Red
Winter Green White Green Grey Silver Red
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Begoniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
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

Horticultural Group
Rex begonias are evergreen, rhizomatous perennials grown for their handsome, brightly coloured leaves, rather than the small pale pink or white flowers which may appear in spring, summer or autumn

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass, in indirect light, or in frost-free environment. Mainly grown for foliage

Propagation

Cultivars should be propagated by leaf cuttings or sections of rhizome

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
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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