Bon Bon™ Cream Begonia

Bon Bon begonia Cream continues to improve the begonia boliviensis class with a unique, double flower. Bon Bon Cream is covered with flowers on a rounded/mounded plant. Excellent branching makes Bon Bon Cream easy to finish and an option both for baskets and for smaller containers.
  • General Information
    • Height:
      10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
      Spread:
      14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
      Exposure:
      Partial Sun, Shade
  • Product Story
    • Bred in England by Fred Yates, Bon Bon begonias are known for their mounded habit and semi-double blooms. Bon Bon Cream offers outstanding habit and is loaded with blooms! The perfect option for part shade baskets.
  • Supply Location
    • Available as unrooted cuttings from Dummen and liners from select rooting stations.
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray):
      50, 105
      Rooting Hormone:
      No
      Average Days with Mist:
      3-5
      Pinch:
      Yes
      Average Propagation Time (weeks):
      4-5

      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.

      Comments:
      Cuttings are sensitive to excess moisture on foliage (reduce mist as early as possible).
  • Finishing
    • Soil pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Light Levels (fc):
      3,000-4,000
      Temperature Day:
      55-60 F 13-16 C
      Temperature Night:
      65-75 F 18-24 C
      Fertilization (ppm N):
      200-300
      No. of Pinches:
      1 - 14 days after transplant; possible to pinch again as needed but not necessary for 4" production. Recommended for larger than 4" production
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench:
      Generally not needed. Responsive to B-Nine and B-Nine/Cycocel tank mix for finished production in smaller containers. Begin applications 7 days after transplant.
      Pests:
      Whitefly, spider mites
      Comments:
      In areas with low humidity, partial to full shade is recommended
  • 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
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