History & Origin

Native to Brazil. Begonias were named for a botanist named Michel Begon during the 1600's.

When to Plant

Set transplants in the garden after danger from frost is past.

How to Plant

Plant begonias in full sun to partial shade. Plant smaller types nine to twelve inches apart. Larger types should be spaced 15-18 inches apart.

Special Care

Water when needed. Begonias grow up to one foot tall. Cut back in mid-summer to produce new growth and bloom. Begonias can be grown indoors for winter blooms. Flowers come in only white, red or pink blooms.
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