A dynamite plant both in color and habit, Begonia boliviensis Bonfire® is an easy-care, long-blooming patio or indoor plant. Its slender, fluted flowers hang from a compact bush and contrast with the medium green, serrated foliage. Its reddish orange blossoms make a striking combination with deep burgundies or true purples. And best of all, this Begonia can handle the humidity and heat of the summer garden. Does not like wet feet. PP 15,108
For more information on the growing and care of Begonias, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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Cheryl D from Harwinton, CT
I planted Bonfire in one of my shady gardens, often a touble spot for color. I paired it with a Coleus (Peter's Wonder, I think.) and a small leaved green Hosta. It bloomed all summer. I won't forget this begonia.
tomtedbear from Chicago
I got many compliments on this begonia last year. Everyone wanted to know where I got it. It grew to about 20" tall and I finally pinched it back, not because it was leggy, but I moved it to a different spot and wanted it to be bushier. I stuck the pieces I broke off into the soil beside the existing plant and they all rooted and helped make it even bushier.
Gracie Belle from New England
I love this plant and am hoping to buy more this spring. I planted some in containers by themselves and a few others as part of a mixed container with Tropicanna plants and it really worked nicely.
Sallysebring from Indianapolis IN
This begonia doesn't really take off until about July but from then on it blooms heavily until frost. I've used it in a container every year since I discovered it two years ago. Now, I would hate to go a summer without this gorgeous plant in my garden.
Fibrous Begonias are a diverse group known for their colorful flowers, compact shape, and rounded green, bronze, or variegated leaves. Native to tropical and subtropical regions, they are grown as annuals in cooler areas where they are not hardy. A widely popular bedding and container plant, fibrous Begonias provide a continuous display of color throughout the growing season. With no deadheading of spent blooms required, these Begonias are low maintenance plants making them carefree and well adapted to a variety of garden settings.
Light/Watering: Fibrous Begonias flower well in partial shade to full sun. Bronze-leaved varieties are more suited to full sun. Water moderately once or twice a week during the warmer season.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Plant in well-drained soil high in organic matter. Use an all-purpose fertilizer for annuals monthly during the warmer season.
Pests/Diseases: Fibrous Begonias can occasionally be troubled by slugs. Use slug bait, dishes of beer, and diatomaceous earth to discourage them.
Companions: An exceptional container plant, fibrous Begonias pair well with colorful foliage plants such as Caladium, Coleus, and Ipomoea. Or combine in mass plantings with Impatiens and Fuchsia in the garden.
End-of-Season Care: Can be brought indoors in winter in cold climates, and kept in a sunny window.
For information on planting and care of annuals, click here.