JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Smooch Hardy Begonia
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Item #: 7517
Zones: 6a to 8b, guessing
Height: 16" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Begonia 'Smooch' is the latest introduction from Georgia plantsman Ozzie Johnson. Begonia 'Smooch' is an outstanding hybrid of Begonia grandis 'Heron's Pirouette' and probably Begonia chitoensis. In our trials, Begonia 'Smooch' has excelled, forming a 16" tall x 4' wide clump of glossy green foliage, topped from summer until frost with huge 2.25" flowers dangling from long 8" pedicels (the stalky things attached to the stems). We think you'll really enjoy having a 'Smooch' in your garden.