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Begonias are preferred for their easy care and beautiful appearance. They are grown year-round and are normally brought indoors once cold temperatures arrive.

Begonias can grow in a predominantly shaded area but require sunlight to bloom. Morning sun is best since afternoon sun can sometimes burn the begonia’s leaves.

Depending on what type of begonia you decide to grow, they can range from eight inches to over two feet tall! What’s more – they are versatile. Begonias typically serve to fill-in areas of your garden and even hang over the edge of a flower bed to function as a beautiful hanging plant.

Begonia Begonia

Article Co-Written by:
Andrea Petterson, University Horticulturist
Lauren Joy Sharkey, Stony Brook Student

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