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Begonia x hybrida 'Dragon Wing Red'

Winged Begonias

Dragon Wing Red is a versatile performer showing off clusters of pink bell-like flowers with rose accents against glossy green angel-wing leaves. The Dragon Wing series is more vigorous and better branched with a dense habit than other angel wings. Can be used in a multitude of locations that are either completely protected from the sun or receive sprinkled sun exposure up to part day sun. Mass plantings in the landscape, large containers, baskets, shade gardens, borders, window boxes, and even interior design are all options for your Dragon Wing Begonias.

Height: 12-15 Inches

Spread: 15-18 Inches

USDA Zone: Zones 10-11

Color: Red

Interesting Notes:

Dragon Wing Begonias are named for their eye-catching angel-wing leaves.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Tolerant of shade, Dragon Wing Begonias perform best in a partial sun location. No need to dead head the bell shaped flowers on this vigorous proven performer. Keep soil evenly moist, but make sure that your soil is well draining so plants never sit in water. Apply a granular slow-release fertilizer at install then follow up with a complete, well-balanced liquid feed every couple of weeks. Spacing between your Dragon Wings in the landscape should be around 12-15 inches apart in comparison to standard begonias that often are planted around 8 inches apart. 

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • No Deadheading
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant

Design Use:

  • Shade Gardens
  • Interior Design
  • Container
  • Mass Planting
  • Border
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Tropical
  • Ground Cover
  • Texture
  • Focal Point
  • Window Boxes
  • Filler
  • Edging

Exposure:

  • Part Sun / Part Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Mid Green

Habit:

  • Upright Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Average
  • Well Drained
  • Moist

Vigor:

  • Vigorous