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Begonia ‘Metallic Mist’


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Heavily silvered, maple-like leaves on a ZONE 7 hardy Begonia. Vigorously grows to form a striking 16″ tall specimen. Pink flowers in late summer extend the show. From a cross between two hardy Chinese begonias – a breeding breakthrough! American Begonia Society “Distinctive hybrid” award in 2008.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 14″ / 24″ / 10″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): July, August

SKU: BEGMETMIS Categories: ,
Common Name Hardy begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species --
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP19567
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time July, August
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
How Different? It is the first hardy silver leaf begonia.
Landscape Value It has silver leaves to highlight and form an accent or a glowing mass in the shade garden or plant in containers. Plant with spring bulbs for a sequential show.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 14" / 24" / 10"
Soil (Garden) Prefers moist, humus rich, well drained soil.
Water (Garden) Average. Does not tolerate water logging.
Special Uses Award Winners, Deep South
Comments Good drainage is a must. Comes up late in the spring when the soil warms up a little. This makes it a good to combine with spring bulbs. In hot summer areas, it does not perform well in small containers as it prefers its roots cool. John Boggan, director of the US National Arboretum in DC, reports it to have survived in his garden in Washington D.C. for two winters (2009, 2010).
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 1.2 – 2.4
pH 6.0 – 6.5
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Notes Sanitation of media and growing conditions is critical. Greenhouse production recommended for best environmental controls. Avoid use of overhead irrigation. Do not crowd plants as this can lead to more disease problems and stretched plants. Do not plant too deep.
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
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