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    Gryphon Begonia

    Begonia 'Gryphon'

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    Gryphon Begonia (Begonia 'Gryphon') at Hartman Companies

    Gryphon Begonia foliage

    Gryphon Begonia foliage

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    Height:  24 inches

    Spacing:  18 inches

    Sunlight:  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

    Group/Class:  Rex Begonia

    Ornamental Features

    Gryphon Begonia's attractive deeply cut lobed palmate leaves remain silver in color with distinctive grayish green veins throughout the year. It features dainty clusters of shell pink orchid-like flowers with creamy white overtones at the ends of the stems from late summer to mid fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Gryphon Begonia is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    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

    Gryphon Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

    Planting & Growing

    Gryphon Begonia will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 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 should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in 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.

    Gryphon Begonia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. 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  Texture 
    Ornamental Features
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