Begonia 'Pin-up'

Tuberous begonia

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Pink, White




Half hardy

Skill level


photo by Friedrich Strauss, copyright GAP Photos (28642)

Plant details

Begonias are matchless when it comes to sustaining a riot of dazzling colour all summer in light shade. There are trailing varieties are ideal for edging containers of all kinds, and bushy upright kinds for planting in the centre of containers or as bedding in shaded positions. 'Pin-up' is a bushy up-to-date F1 hybrid variety, a Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner, with enormous single blooms up to 13cm (5in) across, intensely white with a deep pink margin to the petals. The plants are bushy and shapely, and can be kept from one season to the next, increasing in size and vigour.

Family: Begoniaceae

Genus: Begonia

Cultivar: Pin-up

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Pink, White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 30cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to take cuttings: February to March

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