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Sprint Plus White Begonia

Begonia 'Sprint Plus White'

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Sprint Plus White Begonia (Begonia 'Sprint Plus White') at Urban Roots Garden Market

Sprint Plus White Begonia flowers

Sprint Plus White Begonia flowers

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Sprint Plus White Begonia (Begonia 'Sprint Plus White') at Urban Roots Garden Market

Sprint Plus White Begonia in bloom

Sprint Plus White Begonia in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Sprint Plus White Begonia (Begonia 'Sprint Plus White') at Urban Roots Garden Market

Sprint Plus White Begonia in bloom

Sprint Plus White Begonia in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  9 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Semperflorens

Group/Class:  Wax Begonia

Brand:  Benary

Description:

Fast and uniform, this strong compact variety is a superb performer in containers, hanging baskets, borders and landscapes; eye catching white flowers nestle on top of glossy rich green foliage; easy to grow and low maintenance

Ornamental Features

Sprint Plus White Begonia features dainty nodding white orchid-like flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its glossy leaves remain dark green in colour with distinctive light green edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sprint Plus White Begonia is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Sprint Plus White Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Sprint Plus White Begonia will grow to be about 9 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Sprint Plus White Begonia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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