‘Dragon Wing® Pink’ Begonia
Begonia x hybrida ‘Dragon Wing Pink’
- Type: Annual
- Zone: 10 – 11
- Height: to 15 Inches
- Spread: to 18 Inches
- Bloom Time: May to Frost
- Bloom Description: Pink
- Sun: Full Shade, Part Sun
- Water: Average
- Maintenance: Low
- Flower: Showy
- Attracts: Hummingbirds
- Tolerates: Heavy Shade, Dry Soil, Black Walnut
‘Dragon Wing® Pink’ Begonia is noted for its tolerance to hot and humid summers. It is easily grown in average to moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to full shade. It appreciates some afternoon shade. Dragon Wing Pink Begonia features dainty nodding pink orchid-like flowers at the ends of the stems from mid-spring to mid-fall. Its attractive glossy pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. ‘Dragon Wing® Pink’ Begonia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a ‘spiller’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they do in the ground.
‘Dragon Wing® Pink’ Begonia will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it’s not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. This plant should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture.
Subject to whitefly, thrips, mites and mealybug. Watch for powdery mildew and root and stem rots.
Hanging baskets, window boxes, containers or bedding areas. Good plant for accent or edging in shade gardens.