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Bonfire begonia

Posted by trievers 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 9, 07 at 8:30

My local nursery had a Bonfire Begonia in a hanging basket and I decided to try it. As of yet, the hummies seem to ignoring it

It has more "redness" to the surface of the blossoms and I thought it would be more exciting to the birds. [Will someone please get me a spectroscope for Christmas?]

Under the black light, it seems to be about as bright as the Gartenmeisters.

Has anyone had any luck with this plant as a hummie attractant?

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RE: Bonfire begonia

  • Posted by glok z7 MD (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 9, 07 at 10:45

My hummers use the gartenmiesters, but not as much as they do the salvia's.. black and blue and lady in red... I had a similar begonia last year and they looked at it a couple of time and then went on about their business without a backward glance! It's convinced me not to try a lot of "new" stuff as long as the old standby's work!!! I've been concentrating on different salvia and agastaches however you spell them!! Will see what happens!


RE: Bonfire begonia

Hi glo!

Have you ever tasted [put your tongue] on the gartenmeister? It's quite sweet! I "tasted" the bonfire ... and there was nothing there. I don't mind trying new things because they are beautiful anyway ... I can still enjoy them, even if the houseguests don't.

I still have my gartenmeisters, they certainly won't be replaced ... but it's funny, my hummies don't care about my lady in red or blue slavia ... but they are out there anyway!

Under UV light the bonfire is really stunning ...but I guess the hummies can judge a book by its cover!

RE: Bonfire begonia

I saw the same exact plant at a nursery last week and I was intrigued as well.

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