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Begonia x elatior 'Rebecca'

Rieger Begonia

Bushy begonia has attractive foliage with small, bare leaves. The flowers are pink to white. Stems are upright and zig-zag between the nodes. Pinching tips and pruning outer stems in the growing season gives a bushier plant, good for hanging. This plant enjoys filtered light.  Soil should ideally be moist. Begonias grow very well in peat-based compost also. 

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12-18 in


12-15 in


12-15 in

Begonia x elatior 'Rebecca' Characteristics


  • Hanging Baskets
  • Container

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Fall
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average