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Begonia Named Nonstop Mocca Scarlet
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The same as Nonstop Begonias, however, the vibrant colours of the Nonstop Mocha or Mocca Begonias contrast dramatically with the rich, dark chocolate coloured foliage. This tuberous Begonia produces 100% double flower, 3.5" across on 12" plants. Deep Red has big, double blossoms on upright, bushy plants with bronzed foliage that is slightly more heat tolerant than most tuberous begonias--that describes the Non-Stop Mocha Mix. They belong to the Tuberhybrida Group, a collection of begonia hybrids derived from mountain-growing species native to the South American Andes. Plants arise in spring from winter-dormant root tubers and flower in the full color array, of the Non-Stop Series,from white through yellow and orange to red. These extravagant flowers are produced from summer to mid-autumn, and are set among open, succulent stems across the plant. They are produced in a cluster of three buds, with two smaller female flowers next to the larger, usually double and showier male flower. Leaves are fleshy, jagged and pointed, glossy and dark or medium green in color, many with flashes of red or bronze.
Tuberous begonias need a rich but well-drained soil in a partially shaded garden location. They should receive direct sunlight only early in the morning. Because these are tender tropical plants, they are most often grown in containers indoors, or if outdoors, in areas with warm winters and comfortable (not overly hot) summers. Excessive heat and humidity in summer will diminish and eventually wither these begonias, even though this series is best suited for areas with hotter summers. When plants begin to yellow in the autumn after flowering, reduce watering to induce the natural winter dormancy. In cold climates, this is the time that the tubers should be lifted and stored inside in a cool, dry location until buds reappear in the spring. They may be replanted in pots or outdoors once danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures are warm.
January 22nd, 2013
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