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Begonia 'River Nile'

Begonia 'River Nile'


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Begonia 'River Nile' bah-GO-nyah Genus: Begonia
Unlike other Rex begonias, 'River Nile' isn't flashy. Its charm comes from the leaves, which are green and ruffled, with a deep bronze edging. -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 under favorable conditions.
Problems: Mildew, botrytis, mealybugs.
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
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Suitable as Annual
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials,Tropicals

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