Begonia Viking™ XL 'Red on Chocolate'

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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A Begonia that stands out from the crowd!

Alluring dark foliage on well branched plants

Incredible garden performance that lasts all season

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Height Up to 66cm (26in)
Spread Up to 91cm (36in)

Half-hardy Annual


sun or semi shadedappled shade

Flowering Months

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It’s no surprise that Begonia Viking™ XL 'Red on Chocolate' scooped the prestigious AAS Flower Award for 2019. The dark foliage is outstanding, retaining its rich colouring all season long, whether it’s planted in sun or shade. Dazzling scarlet blooms create an eye-popping contrast, with a display that lasts right up to the first frosts! This magnificent new Begonia has a compact, mounding habit that retains its bushiness without becoming leggy. A real show-stopper for your patio containers, or planted en masse in beds and borders. Not only will these stunning begonias flower for up to six months, they’ll also grow to up to 66cm (26") tall – making them an eye-catching patio plant all summer long. Height 66cm (26") and spread: 91cm (36").

Please note that young foliage emerges green and gradually matures to its distinctive rich bronze colour.

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How to Grow
Pot up Begonia plug plants into 9cm pots and grow them on in bright, frost-free conditions, away from direct sun. They can be transplanted into their final containers once they have increased in size. When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise begonia plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before planting them in their final positions in containers, beds and borders. Choose a sunny or semi shaded position that is protected from strong winds.
More Info
Feed and water Begonia plants frequently throughout the growing season taking care not to over-water, as this will cause new flower buds to drop. Deadhead faded begonia flowers regularly to extend the flowering period and encourage more blooms to be produced.

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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3



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