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Begonia x hybrida 'Canary Wings'

Description

'Canary Wings' is a cultivar of cane-like begonias in the Begoniaceae family. It has showy leaves that start out golden and mature to chartreuse. It blooms well with red flowers throughout the season. This plant will reach up to 18 inches with a similar spread and has a clumping, arching type growth pattern. 

Grow this plant in well-drained moist and amended soils in part shade. It will do best with some morning or evening sun. Does best with evenly moist soil but not wet soils.

Use in borders, mass plantings, walkways, woodland areas and containers.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Whitefly, thrips, mites and mealybugs can be a problem. Powdery mildew, botrytis, and stem rot, especially in humid conditions with poor air circulation can be a problem.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Begonia
    Family:
    Begoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Brazil
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 1 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Mounding
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Winged capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Loose clusters of cymes in leaf axils of single red flowers that bloom from spring to frost. Four-parted, with two small and two large petal-like parts and many stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    New leaves are golden and mature to chartreuse. Leaves are ovate to nearly round with toothed margins
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups