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Begonia - Dragon Wings red/pink

Genus: Begonia.

Species: Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Dragon Wings'.

Common name: Dragon Wings Begonia
Botannical name: Begonia x tuberhybrida
Family: Begoniaceae

Dragon Wings begonia is a 2- to 3-foot tall, cane-forming tuberous begonia with deep, glossy-green, 5-inch long leaves and drooping clusters of flowers.

The original introduction had bright red flowers but pink and white forms are now available.

The Begonia Dragon Wing Red, 'Begonia x hybrida', is a beautiful shade plant growing up to 15 inches tall with a a spread of up to 18 inches.

Dragon Wing Pink Begonias perform very well in the landscape with excellent heat tolerance and garden performance. Dragon Wing Pink is part of a new series that is very heat tolerant and has wing-like, glossy green leaves. It's an excellent companion with other annuals in containers and hanging baskets.

Like all begonias it does best in fertile, well-drained but never dry, organic soil. To keep it growing throughout the summer, make sure it is fertilized with some regularity. Dragon Wings thrive on some heat and humidity.The Dragon Wing works great in full sun but the look in partial shade is absolutely awesome. These plants bloom almost constantly and have angel-wing shaped, dark green leaves that are spectacularly glossy with huge panicles of flowers hanging down. This plant is ideal for hanging baskets on the front porch or in large containers.

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