Begonia 'Green Gold'

Begonia 'Green Gold'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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(Begonia 'Green Gold')
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Genus:  Begonia
The leaves of 'Green Gold' are predominantly silver with deep green veining. New leaves are edged in burgundy. The silver color brightens up shady areas.  'Green Gold' grows vigorously and harmonizes well with other shade plants. -Rita Randolph, Rex begonias, Fine Gardening issue #120
Care:  Provide organic, sharp-draining soil in shade with lots of humidity. Water when soil is dry to the touch. Avoid soggy conditions, but do not allow plants to wilt. Do not fertilize heavily. Remove dead leaves promptly and keep the soil surface free of debris to avoid disease problems.
Propagation:  Stem cuttings typically root in about three weeks in favorable conditions.
Problems:  Mildew, botrytis, mealybugs.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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