Begonia 'Fireworks'

Begonia 'Fireworks'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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(Begonia 'Fireworks')
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Genus:  Begonia

Like other Rex begonias, 'Fireworks' is noteworthy for the coloration of its foliage. Its silvery leaves are edged in purple and have a black burst of fireworks in the center. Use it in a container or shady garden, or grow it as a houseplant. - Rita Randolph, Rex begonias, Fine Gardening issue #120

Care: 

Provide organic, sharp-draining soil in shade with lots of humidity. Water when the soil is dry to the touch. Avoid soggy conditions, but do not allow the plants to wilt. Remove dead leaves promptly and keep the soil free of debris to avoid disease problems.

Propagation: 

Stem cuttings will root in about 3 weeks in favorable conditions.

Problems: 

Mildew, botrytis, mealybugs.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Annuals

Begonia 'Fireworks'