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botanical name:
Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire'
Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Begoniaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Tuberous Begonia with serrated lanceolate bright green leaves highlighted by red margins. Compact habit with arching stems, more lax in when in shade. Bright-orange, bell-shaped flowers freely produced from late spring through summer.

cultivation:
Well drained, humus-rich, neutral to slightly acid soil, in sun or part shade. The tuber may survive a few degrees of frost but may be dug up in autumn and stored over winter.

propagation:
From cuttings.

Commercial propagation is protected by Plant Breeders' Rights.

usage:
Good in containers and hanging baskets.

other notes:
Selected in New Zealand and introduced by Tesselaar, Australia

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