Wax Begonia Fast Facts


Wax begonias are tender perennials that are usually categorized as annuals in cool climates. With continuous blooms from spring to fall, it is a gardening favorite in any zone.

Where to Plant

White, pinks, and red small flowers on waxy red or green stems, begonias make excellent filler flowers near borders and pots.

Sun Requirements

Wax begonias prefer part shade but will grow well in full sun if kept moist. Plants in deep shade will grow well but not bloom consistently.

Soil Conditions

Like most summer annuals, wax begonias thrive in well-draining, fertilized soil.


Wax begonias are an excellent beginner flower that takes no special upkeep for regular continuous blooming.

Growing Season

Wax begonias will continue to bloom if brought inside before the first frost for the winter.


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Bobbi Keffer attended Kent State University to study education but soon found her true love to be in the garden. She prides herself on her frugal skills reusing, recycling and reinventing her whimsical style in her home and garden.