What type of begonia is Tea Rose?

quinnfyre(z7 PA)November 20, 2007

I know very little about begonias, but I recently got Tea Rose from Logees. I like it, but upon attempting to look it up, I realized that there are various types of begonias, and they sort of behave differently. I can't figure out what type Tea Rose is. So, first of all, what type of begonia is Tea Rose? Secondly, how do you tell the different types apart? Is it pretty easy by sight? Or do you have to do some digging? (Literally and figuratively, I guess.) Thirdly, how do I take care of Tea Rose?

Thanks!

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hcmcdole(z7)

From the looks of B. 'Tea Rose' I would surmise it to be of semperflorens/shrub parentage (could be wrong) due to its waxy leaves and shrub like growth. B. 'Dragon Wings' and 'Christmas Candy' would be cousins.

As for growing, give lots of light, let dry out some between watering, fertilize when actively growing, and move outdoors for summer where it should really put a lot of growth on.

Check this site out:

pictures of some cultivars

data base of 'Tea Rose'

Here is a picture of a six pack of 'Dragon Wings' I put in a bed this summer which shows how fast they can grow from 3 inch plants.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2007 at 10:34AM
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quinnfyre(z7 PA)

Ooh, nice!

Thanks for the info and the lovely pic!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2007 at 4:07AM
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