• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Begonia 'Pin Up' (T)

Begonia 'Pin Up'

Begonia 'Pin Up'

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  • Other common names Begonia 'Pin Up'

  • Genus Begonia can be annuals, evergreen or deciduous perennials or shrubs, with fibrous, tuberous or rhizomatous roots and usually asymmetrical leaves, often strikingly patterned, and small or large flowers, both male and female in the same cluster

  • Family Begoniaceae / Begoniaceae

  • Species 'Pin Up' is a compact, upright Tuberhybrida begonia with green or bronze-tinted leaves and single white flowers 8-10cm across, shaded with rosy-pink on the margins of the petals

  • Horticultural Group Tuberhybrida begonias are bushy tuberous perennials with glossy leaves and usually double flowers in small clusters in summer; most are dormant in winter

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly acid soil in partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in spring or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering

Pests May be attacked by caterpillars, aphids, mites, mealybugs, thrips and vine weevils

Diseases Susceptible to grey moulds, powdery mildews and stem rot

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