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Week 8 – February 20, 2024

Plant Information

Gryphon Begonia

  • Gryphon Begonia - Bloom
  • Gryphon Begonia - Container
  • Gryphon Begonia - Landscape
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Begonia x hybrida

Common Name: Foliage Begonia

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Drought Tolerant, Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Shade Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)

Height: 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)

Width: 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)

Exposure: Shade, Partial Sun

General Information: Low-maintenance, easy-care, water-efficient plant tolerate shade, partial shade and dry conditions for great success in many locations. Exotic-looking, light green foliage with dark green veins gives a big “wow” factor – makes the neighbors jealous! Garden-to-house Gryphon lets you extend the growing season when plants are brought indoors to enjoy at the end of the outdoor growing season. Can grow to 30 in. (75 cm) tall in hot/humid conditions.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 8 to 9 weeks
Transplant to finish: 5 to 6 weeks

  • Easy-care, low-water plant blends beauty with durability to make dramatic mixed or solo containers. 
  • Fits into existing begonia plug culture; easier and quicker to produce than vegetative foliage types. 
  • More tolerant of stress than Rex begonias for less shrink. 
  • Retailers appreciate the longer sales window and versatility for outdoor container and indoor potted plant sales.
  • Lets consumers extend their enjoyment by bringing plants indoors at the end of the season.

Height: 14 to 16 in./35 to 40 cm in shade, 12 to 14 in./30 to 35 cm in partial sun; may grow to 30 in./75 cm tall in hot/humid conditions