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Begonia 'Expresso Rose' Expresso Series (Begonia 'Expresso Rose')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Begonia 'Expresso Rose' Expresso Series

Other names

Begonia 'Expresso Rose'

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Expresso Rose' _ 'Expresso Rose' is a compact annual with clusters of rose-pink flowers and rounded bronze foliage.


Begonia 'Expresso Rose' Expresso Series is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Arching, Bushy, Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Powdery mildew , Grey mould Powdery mildew , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Begonia 'Expresso Rose' Expresso Series (Begonia 'Expresso Rose') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in well-drained humus-rich, neutral or acid soil. Grows best in good (but not direct light) in a frost-free area.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Indoor heated (H1)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Begonia 'Expresso Rose' Expresso Series

Other names

Begonia 'Expresso Rose'

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Expresso Rose' _ 'Expresso Rose' is a compact annual with clusters of rose-pink flowers and rounded bronze foliage.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Arching, Bushy, Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Thrips , Aphids

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Begonia 'Expresso Rose' Expresso Series (Begonia 'Expresso Rose') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in well-drained humus-rich, neutral or acid soil. Grows best in good (but not direct light) in a frost-free area.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Begonia 'Expresso Rose' Expresso Series (Begonia 'Expresso Rose')

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 'Expresso Rose' Expresso Series (Begonia 'Expresso Rose')

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 'Expresso Rose' Expresso Series (Begonia 'Expresso Rose')

Common pest name

Nematode; common spiral; Spiral nematode; Steiners spiral nematode

Scientific pest name

Helicotylenchus dihystera

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

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

2

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

3

General biosecurity comments

Nematode pest unlikely to be very damaging in its own right; but used as a an indicator species to assess compliance of soil requirements of imported plants to be kept under review in light of EFSA evaluation of soil requirements.

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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