Botanical Name: Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire'
Height: 18 - 36"
Spread: 24 -36"
Sun/Shade: Partial shade to full sun; best in full sun to part shade. In heavy shade, growth is slowed and blooms are smaller.
Color: Fiery red-orange
Foliage: Jagged narrow bright green leaves with serrated edges and red margins.
Blooms: All summer until frost
Form: Tender perennial
Flower Form: Pendulous blooms up to 2" long
Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained soil or potting mix
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Pruning: None necessary
Comments: What makes this plant special is that it is not only beautiful but is maintenance free. As it grows, it forms corms which hold moisture for the plants allowing it to withstand drought conditions and still look great. It is fairly fast growing, reaching 24" in as little as 4 weeks. Enjoy a nice rounded, bushy perennial that also never needs pruning. The spent blooms fall off to make room for new ones. Plants are covered with bright red-orange blooms beginning in late spring and lasting all summer.
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