King Begonia (Begonia 'Escargot') in the Begonias Database

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Data specific to Begonias (Edit)
Originator: McHutchinson
Plant Types: Rex Cultorum

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 inches
Leaves: Variegated
Other: Foliage has dark and burgundy variegation
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and white
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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