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Frivola Pink Begonia

Begonia x hiemalis 'Frivola Pink'

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Frivola Pink Begonia (Begonia x hiemalis 'Frivola Pink') at Wolf Hill Home & Garden

Frivola Pink Begonia flowers

Frivola Pink Begonia flowers

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Frivola Pink Begonia (Begonia x hiemalis 'Frivola Pink') at Wolf Hill Home & Garden

Frivola Pink Begonia flowers

Frivola Pink Begonia flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Frivola Pink Begonia (Begonia x hiemalis 'Frivola Pink') at Wolf Hill Home & Garden

Frivola Pink Begonia in bloom

Frivola Pink Begonia in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  8 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Brand:  Proven WInners

Description:

Tidy and neat, this mounded variety is an ideal selection for landscapes, borders and patio containers; low maintenance, showy bright pink double blooms stand out against dark green foliage throughout the summer season

Ornamental Features

Frivola Pink Begonia features showy hot pink round flowers at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. Its attractive serrated lobed leaves remain dark green in color with distinctive crimson edges throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Frivola Pink Begonia is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Frivola Pink Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Frivola Pink Begonia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Frivola Pink Begonia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features