Jurassic Begonia, the name invokes images of large-leaved plants that might have been eaten or trampled by dinosaurs. It is an appropriate name for the Jurassic™ Begonias. The unusual colors, bold shapes, and textures of these Rex Begonias bring something unique to the landscape. Depending on the variety, the leaves can reach 5-9 inches on these vigorous, mounding plants.
Jurassic Begonias were developed for their colorful foliage and unique patterns. They have upright, slightly spreading habits. They are outstanding foliage plants and will perform best in containers where they can be maintained. But they can also be used in landscapes. A thick mulching will help protect the root zone and retain moisture. Each variety of Jurassic Begonia adds a unique color and texture to plantings and combination planters.
Plant in full shade with indirect sunlight 6-10″ apart. Grows 16-20″ tall and 18-20″ wide.
We grow Jurassic Rex Begonias in our #6 Premium Annuals (#6 size). Colors include Green Streak, Pink Shades, Red Splash, Silver Point, Silver Swirl and Watermelon.
Cherry Spike has red to pink leaves with dark burgundy to black borders.
Heartbeat has rounded red leaves with touches of darker edges and veins.
Red Splash has wine-red leaves with silver-green borders and red edges.
Silver Point has silver-green leaves with splashes of pink and the leaf edges are a dark brown.
Silver Swirl has heart-shaped leaves with silver variegation and dark edges.
Watermelon leaves have rosy-pink centers outlined with bright green and dark edges.