Shade Container Fail: Rex Begonias - August 2021
Sharing a note about Rex Begonias here in my garden diary. I bought a few different cultivars of them and really LOVE them. Unfortunately, they all failed. For different reasons. But, they all failed. I want to try them again next year, but have learned a few lessons.
First, a little bit of learning about Rex Begonias. I put them in containers on our front porch and back patio. They're on this list from Garden Design of good shade plants for containers. And, I think they are "good". They are knock-outs looks-wise. But, they're not easy to care for (imho).
First, let's talk about the back patio failure. I had these lovely pink/peach begonias in the white container on the stairs.
Soggy conditions, indeed.
Let's call this: I drowned it.
I also planted a couple of other Rex Begonias in our front porch container that you see below. What you don't see in the photo are either of the medium-sized begonias that I tucked in here. Why? I'm not sure. Maybe they were crowded out? Maybe I drowned them, too?