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Begonia 'Pink Delight' (Begonia 'Pink Delight')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.35m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Begonia 'Pink Delight'

Other names

Begonia 'Pink Delight', Begonia odorata 'Pink Delight', Begonia 'Cascade Pink Delight'

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Delight' _ 'Pink Delight' is a tender, trailing, tuberous perennial, typically grown as a half-hardy annual, with veined, asymmetrical, shallowly-lobed, dark green leaves and, fragrant, double, reddish-pink flowers from early summer into autumn.


Begonia 'Pink Delight' is: Deciduous

Habit

Trailing

Flower

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

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Begonia 'Pink Delight' (Begonia 'Pink Delight') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant out after danger of frost has passed in light, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in sun or partial shade. Alternatively, plant tubers under glass or indoors in spring, in well-drained, neutral compost. Grow in bright light, shaded from direct sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Begonia 'Pink Delight'

Other names

Begonia 'Pink Delight', Begonia odorata 'Pink Delight', Begonia 'Cascade Pink Delight'

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Delight' _ 'Pink Delight' is a tender, trailing, tuberous perennial, typically grown as a half-hardy annual, with veined, asymmetrical, shallowly-lobed, dark green leaves and, fragrant, double, reddish-pink flowers from early summer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Trailing


Colour

Flower

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

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Tarsonemid mites , Thrips

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Begonia 'Pink Delight' (Begonia 'Pink Delight') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant out after danger of frost has passed in light, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in sun or partial shade. Alternatively, plant tubers under glass or indoors in spring, in well-drained, neutral compost. Grow in bright light, shaded from direct sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Begonia 'Pink Delight' (Begonia 'Pink Delight')

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 #2

Plant name

Begonia 'Pink Delight' (Begonia 'Pink Delight')

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 #3

Plant name

Begonia 'Pink Delight' (Begonia 'Pink Delight')

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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