houseplant

Rieger Begonia

Begonia x hiemalis 'Blitz'

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Rieger Begonia (Begonia x hiemalis 'Blitz') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Rieger Begonia flowers

Rieger Begonia flowers

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Rieger Begonia (Begonia x hiemalis 'Blitz') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Rieger Begonia flowers

Rieger Begonia flowers

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Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  8 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade 

Other Names:  Hiemalis Begonia

Group/Class:  Rieger Begonia

Description:

A beautifully mounded selection that presents bright assorted colors, double blooms above dark green, heart shaped foliage; excellent performance in hanging baskets and containers; season long blooming; deadhead to encourage new blooms

Features & Attributes

Rieger Begonia features dainty yellow frilly flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its succulent heart-shaped leaves remain green in colour throughout the year.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a mounded form. This plant usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Rieger Begonia can be expected to grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years. This houseplant should be situated in a location that that gets indirect sunlight at most, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will suffer if left to grow in standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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