New Begonia Introductions For 2013

Begonia ‘Fire Balls’ from Ball Ingenuity

Begonia 'Fireballs'

Available as unrooted cuttings and as rooted liners through Dummen production locations, ‘Fire Balls’ features large semi-double blooms. Upright, vigorous plants make great summer baskets and planters.
Height: 14 to 16 inches
Spread: 12 to 16 inches

 

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3 comments on “New Begonia Introductions For 2013

  1. Peter Klement

    What kind of summer heat tolerance do these new Tuberous types have? Are they only adapted for areas where with moderate summer temps? Has there been breeding improvement for hot summers, and how much heat will they take? Do they potentially open new markets?

  2. Gregory Sytch

    All tuberous do not tolerate extreme heat with humidity. I am in Tampa Bay, and by June they melt. Period. In areas with drier summers they do much better, but prefer a drop in temp at night. As Horticultural Correspondent for the American Begonia Society, I have experience!

  3. Tom Ogren

    I notice that some of these new begonia cultivars are now all-male plants, with no female flowers at all. First time I’ve seen this sort of thing with begonia, and it is unfortunate, to say the least. They have managed to take a very low-allergen, low-pollen plant, and come up with just the opposite. Take a close look at ‘Sparks Will Fly’….nothing but male flowers.