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Begonia 'Escargot' (Begonia 'Escargot')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.35m
Max height
0.35m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Begonia 'Escargot'

Other names

Begonia 'Escargot', Rex begonia 'Escargot', Begonia rex 'Escargot'

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Escargot' _ 'Escargot' is a tender, rhizomatous, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with large, spiraling, purple-flushed, silver and dark green leaves and clusters of small, pale pink flowers in autumn.


Begonia 'Escargot' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Variegated, Silvery-grey, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Thrips , Vine weevil Aphids , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Thrips , Vine weevil

Powdery mildew , Leaf and stem rot Powdery mildew , Leaf and stem rot

General care

Propagation methods

Leaf cuttings, Sections of rhizome


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Where to grow

Begonia 'Escargot' (Begonia 'Escargot') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.35m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant indoors in light, well-drained, loam-based or loam-less compost in bright, filtered light with shade from hot sun. In growth, water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser at alternate waterings. Keep just moist in winter.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

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Botanical name

Begonia 'Escargot'

Other names

Begonia 'Escargot', Rex begonia 'Escargot', Begonia rex 'Escargot'

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Escargot' _ 'Escargot' is a tender, rhizomatous, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with large, spiraling, purple-flushed, silver and dark green leaves and clusters of small, pale pink flowers in autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Variegated, Silvery-grey, Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Thrips , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Leaf and stem rot

General care

Propagation methods

Leaf cuttings, Sections of rhizome


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Begonia 'Escargot' (Begonia 'Escargot') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.35m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant indoors in light, well-drained, loam-based or loam-less compost in bright, filtered light with shade from hot sun. In growth, water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser at alternate waterings. Keep just moist in winter.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Begonia 'Escargot' (Begonia 'Escargot')

Common pest name

GRSV

Scientific pest name

Groundnut ringspot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus affecting begonia; salad and other crops. First European outbreak detected in Finland in 2015.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Begonia 'Escargot' (Begonia 'Escargot')

Common pest name

Asain cotton leafworm; Cluster caterpillar; Fall armyworm; Rice cutworm; Taro caterpiller; Tobacco budworm; Tobacco caterpillar; Tobacco cutworm; Tobacco leaf caterpillar

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera litura

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Begonia 'Escargot' (Begonia 'Escargot')

Common pest name

Necrotic spot

Scientific pest name

Impatiens necrotic spot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest of mainly ornamentals and vegetables; present in the UK; and covered by the EU listing of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. To be kept under consideration in light of a review of the EU listing.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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