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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
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.

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.

From cuttings.

Commercial propagation is protected by Plant Breeders' Rights.

Good in containers and hanging baskets.

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