• 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 'Illumination Orange' (Illumination Series) (T/d)

begonia 'Illumination Orange'

begonia 'Illumination Orange'

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  • Other common names begonia 'Illumination Orange'

  • 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

  • Details 'Illumination Orange' is a pendulous Tuberhybrida begonia with oval leaves and sprays of rosette-like, double, orange flowers 8cm across, in summer

  • Horticultural Group Tuberhybrida begonias are bushy tuberous perennials with glossy leaves and usually double flowers in small clusters in summer; most are dormant in winter


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Pendulous/Weeping



  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral


  • 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 Grow in fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly acid soil in partial shade. Ideal for hanging baskets

Propagation Propagate by seed or stem cuttings

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

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering

Pests May be attacked by caterpillars, aphids, mites, mealybugs, thrips and vine weevils

Diseases Susceptible to grey moulds, powdery mildews and stem rot

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