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begonia 'Ambassador Rose'
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
Semperflorens-Cultorum begonias are fibrous-rooted evergreen perennials, much used for summer bedding, with rounded, often attractively coloured leaves, and sprays of single or double flowers 1-2.5cm across in summer or throughout the year
'Ambassador Rose' is a free-flowering bedding begonia to 20cm, with glossy, red-edged green foliage and single pink flowers with yellow stamens, produced all summer
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 East-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
One of the few summer bedding subjects that tolerate shade, can be grown in sun but avoid direct sunlight. Provide a fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
Propagate by seed or basal cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get caterpillars, mealybugs, tarsonemid mite, thrips, vine weevil and aphids
May be infected by powdery mildews
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