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Begonia boliviensis ‘Crackling Fire Pink’

Begonia

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  • Botanical name: Begonia boliviensis 'Crackling Fire Pink'
  • Common name: Begonia
  • Family: Begoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Tuberous begonias are renowned for their bright colours and long flowering season. Male and female flowers are borne separately on the same plant, with male flowers being more elaborate than the female. Tuberous begonias produce masses of flowers, and are ideal for growing in baskets and pots.

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Begonia boliviensis ‘Crackling Fire Pink’ is a vigorous, tuberous begonia, bearing masses of pretty orange flowers throughout summer and into autumn. ‘Crackling Fire Pink’ grows well in sun and shade, and is perfect for growing in pots. There are six begonias in the Crackling Fire series to choose from: ‘Creamy Yellow’, ‘Orange’, ‘Pink’, ‘Red’, ‘Yellow’ and ‘White’. For best results keep plants well watered, and feed fortnightly with a high-potash fertiliser to prolong flowering. Lift tubers in autumn, before the first frosts, and store in barely moist soil or sand in a frost-free shed. Water the tubers occasionally to stop them drying up.

How to grow Begonia 'Crackling Fire Pink'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Begonia 'Crackling Fire Pink' and wildlife

Begonia 'Crackling Fire Pink' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Begonia 'Crackling Fire Pink' poisonous?

Begonia 'Crackling Fire Pink' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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