Sparks Will Fly Begonia Vegetative

Sparks Will Fly is a showstopping one off that instantly catches ones eye! Sparks WIll Fly has unique dark bronze foliage and dazzling tangerine blooms which have tremendous retail appeal. Bright orange blooms mature to yellow in the Fall Sparks Wiil Fly is easy to grow and quick to finish, featuring a medium upright/mounded habit that stays controlled. Grow alongside Million Kisses or other begonia boliviensis with no change in your growing regime. Perfect for both 6" containers, hanging baskets, and patio containers!
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  • General Information
    • Height:
      15 - 18" (38 - 46cm)
      15 - 18" (38 - 46cm)
  • Product Story
    • Nothing in the market is quite like Sparks Will Fly. Bred in England, this variety quickly became the top seller there and has also done well here in North America. The unique orange flowers jump off of dark foliage, offering a unique look and feel to the variety. A great performer for the consumer, Sparks Will Fly's upright habit allows for usage in a 6-in. pot all the way up to hanging baskets and patio pots.
  • Supply Location
    • Available as unrooted cuttings from Dummen and liners from select rooting stations.
  • Propagation Guide
    • Rooting Hormone:
      Average Days with Mist:
      Average Propagation Time (weeks):

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

  • Finishing
    • Soil pH:
      Light Levels (fc):
      Temperature Day:
      65-75°F (18-24°C)
      Temperature Night:
      55-60°F (13-16°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N):
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench:
      Generally not needed. Responsive to B-Nine/Cycocel tank mix for finished production in smaller container. Begin application 7 days after transplant.
      Whitefly, Spider mites
      Botrytis, Pythium
      Schedule crops to finish under long days (more than 13 hours) to promote flowering.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts :
      1 ppp, 5-7 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons:
      1-2 ppp, 6-8 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets:
      2-3 ppp, 8-11 weeks
      1 gallon:
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Additional Information

Bold color for shady spaces.