Descriptions: Begonias are known for their
ornate leaves and layered flowers.
Size: Most begonias stand 6 to 8 inches
tall they are dense bushy plants.
Symbolism: Begonias symbolize a fanciful
Grow Details: Begonias are tender plants
that will not tolerate the cold begonias will
not survive a frost in the spring or fall.
Soil Type: Well
Soil PH: Prefers slightly acidic
soil PH 5.5 to 6.5.
Light: (Annual Begonias) Full Sun,
Part Shade to Full Shade
Grow Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Height: Begonias grow 6-18 inches
Flower Colors: White, Pink, Orange,
Scarlet, and Yellow
Propagation: Begonias are propagated
from seed or cuttings. Tuberous begonia
varieties are commonly propagated by separating
and replanting the tuberous roots.
Blooming Period: Late Spring - Summer
Type: Annual, Perennial Shrub
Herbal Remedy Properties: Begonias have
a long history of medicinal uses, such as treatment
of colds and swelling, and disinfection of wounds.
Begonias are known to be an excellent sources
of vitamin C.
Native Area: Begonias are native to subtropical
and tropical moist climates, they are native to
South and Central America, Africa and southern
Other: The begonia leaves and flowers
are used in cooking in China, Japan and Indonesia.