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Begonia 'Expresso Scarlet' Expresso Series (Begonia 'Expresso Scarlet')

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 Scarlet' Expresso Series

Other names

Begonia 'Expresso Scarlet'

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Expresso Scarlet' _ 'Expresso Scarlet' has rounded bronze leaves and clusters scarlet red flowers.


Begonia 'Expresso Scarlet' Expresso Series is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Arching, Bushy, Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Red 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 Scarlet' Expresso Series (Begonia 'Expresso Scarlet') 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

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Begonia 'Expresso Scarlet' Expresso Series

Other names

Begonia 'Expresso Scarlet'

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Expresso Scarlet' _ 'Expresso Scarlet' has rounded bronze leaves and clusters scarlet red flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Arching, Bushy, Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Red 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 Scarlet' Expresso Series (Begonia 'Expresso Scarlet') 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

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