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Week 8 – February 22, 2024

Plant Information

Megawatt™ Red Green Leaf Begonia

  • Megawatt™ Red Green Leaf Begonia - Bloom
  • Megawatt™ Red Green Leaf Begonia - Container
  • Megawatt™ Red Green Leaf Begonia - Landscape
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Begonia interspecific

Common Name: Interspecific Begonia

Blooming Season: Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Drought Tolerant, Shade Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)

Height: 20 - 28" (51 - 71cm)

Width: 16 - 24" (41 - 61cm)

Exposure: Shade, Sun

General Information: Easy to grow – powers through humidity and heat and tolerates drier periods between waterings. Outstanding performer flowers continuously from late Spring into Fall. Use in big tubs, borders and landscapes.

Grower Information:

MEGAsize + MEGAcolour = MEGAsales!
This fresh, high-energy begonia option has quickly proven itself in the marketplace with great timing benefits and ultimate garden power. These bigger-than-life hybrids offer amazing colour for gardeners.

Look to PanAmerican Seed for your complete interspecific program, starting with fastest-to-market Hula and BabyWing for day-neutral growing…Megawatt for big Spring sales…and main-season Dragon Wing to perform all Summer long in gardens and professional landscaping.

Plug crop time: 7 to 8 weeks
Transplant to finish: 7 to 9 weeks

  • Striking, non-stop flowers keep plants covered in huge colour from Spring through Autumn…even in heat and drought.
  • Sturdy flower stems hold flowers above the foliage for superior show versus others.
  • Shows well at retail and perfect for landscapes, baskets, big tubs and borders.

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