Santa Cruz™ Sunset Begonia Plants

Really Stands Up to Heat and Drought!
Southern Zones 7-11 Begin Shipping 4/7/14
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$18.95
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Great for baskets and planters!

Prepare to be dazzled by the big, wide-open blooms, handsome foliage, and nonstop flowering of this new trailing Begonia! Santa Cruz™ Sunset is an exciting choice for any climate, especially hot, long-summer areas that have stressed other Begonias. With blooms from spring until frost, it's ready to dazzle in baskets and planters!

The flowers are a rich shade of orange-red and borne by the many, many dozen on this lush, mounding trailer. They open 2 to 3 inches wide, extending fully 5 inches wide at their apex, then dropping to the ground, only to be replaced by more. The bloom season begins in late spring in most areas and continues throughout summer and fall, halting only when the plant is nipped back by frost.

Santa Cruz™ Sunset would be good-looking even if it never flowered, though. The leaves are large, arrow-shaped, and neatly serrated, with pronounced, uniform veins that make them look almost pleated. Dark green and very abundant, they add a tropical look to this annual plant.

Set this Begonia in full sun in cool climates, but give it a bit of afternoon shade farther south and west. It is primarily known for its heat tolerance, but given a little pampering in spring, it is quite resistant to drought, too. And you'll love how quickly it bounces back from rainstorms and wind!

Santa Cruz™ Sunset is the Begonia you've been looking for to fill those hot, dry spots where few other plants are happy! You'll love the festive look and nonstop flowering of this beauty!

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Genus Begonia
Species boliviensis
Variety Santa Cruz™ Sunset
Bloom Season Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Weeping
Plant Height 12 in - 16 in
Plant Width 16 in - 20 in
Bloom Size 2 in - 3 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Flower, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Red, Orange
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Season Of Interest Summer
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Baskets, Containers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  Average Based on 1 Review(s)
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Beautiful container plant
Nan from SC wrote (January 28, 2014):
I bought these last year for growing in containers with established cannas around the pool. I was not disappointed with the lush flowering and deep color, however, did not get the trailing as described. Mine trailed 6-8 inches out of the container but still grew full and had many flowers. Planted in spring and they continued flowering until late September in Columbia SC in full sun with drip line daily watering.

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