Alert: Limited Online Availability

Now that summer is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year.

We no longer grow this plant.
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Dragon Wing™ Begonia

Begonia x Dragon Wing™ Series

Tolerates heat and humidity better than most! Scarlet red flowers give a nearly non-stop show, brightening borders in dappled shade to part sun. Lustrous foliage becomes bronze-tinged in sun. A tender perennial in mild-winter areas; superb annual elsewhere. Great in containers, indoors or out.
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Good to Grow:


Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly, when top 2-3 in. of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationbe-GOH-nee-uh
Is Direct To ConsumerNo
Average Size at Maturity15-18" H x 15-18" W.
Bloom TimeSpring to early fall; intermittently year-round in frost-free climates or as a houseplant
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Tropical
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 2-3 in. of soil is dry.

Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, cool, well drained soil with partial shade. In hot summer climates, protect from harsh midday sun. Tolerates mild frost; may be overwintered indoors or grown as houseplant.

Zone Trials are in progress

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones

Grow As Perennial in Zones: