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Begonia Pendula Group (Begonia Pendula Group )

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Begonia Pendula Group

Other names

Begonia Pendula Group

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

Pendula Group _ Pendula Group are tender, pendent, tuberous perennials, often grown as annuals, with succulent, trailing stems bearing glossy, pointed, mid- to dark green leaves and small clusters of single or double flowers in a variety of colours.


Begonia Pendula Group is: Deciduous

Habit

Trailing

Flower

Pink, Orange, Yellow, White, Red in Summer; Pink, Orange, Yellow, White, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Tarsonemid mites , Thrips Aphids , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Tarsonemid mites , Thrips

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering. Lift, dry and dust with a fungicide before storing tubers in a frost-free place.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Begonia Pendula Group (Begonia Pendula Group ) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Hanging baskets, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained, slightly acid to neutral soil in partial shade. Excellent choice for hanging baskets and containers.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Begonia Pendula Group

Other names

Begonia Pendula Group

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

Pendula Group _ Pendula Group are tender, pendent, tuberous perennials, often grown as annuals, with succulent, trailing stems bearing glossy, pointed, mid- to dark green leaves and small clusters of single or double flowers in a variety of colours.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Trailing


Colour

Flower

Pink, Orange, Yellow, White, Red in Summer; Pink, Orange, Yellow, White, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Tarsonemid mites , Thrips

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering. Lift, dry and dust with a fungicide before storing tubers in a frost-free place.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Begonia Pendula Group (Begonia Pendula Group ) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Hanging baskets, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained, slightly acid to neutral soil in partial shade. Excellent choice for hanging baskets and containers.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Begonia Pendula Group (Begonia Pendula Group )

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 Pendula Group (Begonia Pendula Group )

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 Pendula Group (Begonia Pendula Group )

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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