Begonia semperflorens-Wax Begonia. Despite the heavy June rains which slowed most everything else down, the begonias did well for the entire summer. As noted, a few cultivars did not perform as well as some others but overall, as a group, they were showy and nice. In Dickinson, as usual, they performed very poorly. They had no vigor and poor bloom. Top performers in Fargo were 'All Round Mix', 'Inferno Mix', 'Party Red', 'Party White', 'Partyfun', 'Super Olympia Pink', 'Victory Pink (bronze leaf)', 'Victory Rose Bicolor (green leaf)' and 'Vodka'.

Fargo Dickinson
Wax Begonia July 25 August 30 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Alfa Mix-Da 2-6" 2-8" 2-6" 1-6" -- -- -- -- Fargo - Mix of colors; No vigor and not uniform

Dickinson - Not tested

All Round Mix-Da 10-12 8-10 12 10-12 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors-green and bronze leaves; Uniform, healthy, floriferous

D - Not tested

Ambassador Mix-Da 6-8 6-8 6-10 6-10 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors; Not as vigorous or uniform as All Round Mix

D - Not tested

Cocktail-Ben 6-8 4-6 6-8 6-10 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors, bronze leaves; Didn't do too well this year

D - Not tested

Espresso Mix-Da 4-8 4-8 4-8 6-10 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors; Lacked uniformity

D - Not tested

Inferno Mix-Da 8 8 8-10 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors, green leaves with bronze tips; Uniform, floriferous and nice

D - Not tested

Party Red-Ben 6-8 6-8 8 8 4-6" 4-6" 4-6" 4-6" F - Red, bronze leaves; Showy, floriferous, nice, healthy all season

D - No vigor

Party White-Ben 8 8 10-12 10-12 -- -- -- -- F - White, bronze leaves; Uniform, floriferous, vigorous, nice all season

D - Not tested

Partyfun-Ben 8-10 10 10-12 10-12 -- -- -- -- F - Nice mix of colors, green and bronze leaves; Uniform, floriferous, nice

D - Not tested

Queen Pink-Da 6-8 6-8 8-10 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - Pink, double flowers, green leaves; Not as floriferous as others

D - Not tested

Queen Red-Da 4-6 6-8 6-8 6-10 -- -- -- -- F - Pinkish red double flowers; Not as uniform as others

D - Not tested

Queen White-Da 4-6 6-8 6-12 6-12 -- -- -- -- F - White double flowers; Not as uniform or floriferous as others

D - Not tested

Senator Mix-Da 6-8 6-8 8-10 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors, bronze foliage; Uniform and floriferous in August

D - Not tested

Super Olympia Pink-Ben 8 8 10-12 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - Pink, green leaves; Floriferous, uniform and nice all season

D - Not tested

Super Olympia Red-Ben 6-8 6-8 6-10 6-10 -- -- -- -- F - Red, green leaves; Not as uniform as others, bloom good-similar to last year

D - Not tested

Super Olympia Rose-Ben 8-12 6-10 4-15 4-12 2-4 4 2-4 4 F - Rose, green leaves; Floriferous and nice early, lacked uniformity in Aug.

D - No vigor

Super Olympia White-Ben 6-8 6-8 4-8 4-8 -- -- -- -- F - White, green leaves; Not uniform, floriferous but dead heads more obvious

D - Not tested

Victory Pink-Bronze Leaf-GS 8 8 8-10 10 -- -- -- -- F - Pink, bronze leaves; Uniform and floriferous all seasons

D - Not tested

Victory Pink-Green Leaf-GS 6-8 6-8 8-10 8-12 -- -- -- -- F - Pink, green leaves; Did alright but not as uniform or vigorous as some others

D - Not tested

Victory Rose Bicolor-Green Leaf-GS 6 6 8 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - Salmon pink, green leaves; Smaller plants but uniform and floriferous

D - Not tested

Victory Rose-Green Leaf-GS 6 6-8 6-8 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - Rose; Not as vigorous as others but did alright

D - Not tested

Victory Scarlet-Bronze Leaf-GS 4-6 4-6 6 6 -- -- -- -- F - Red, bronze leaves; Less vigor early but uniform, floriferous and nice later

D - Not tested

Victory Scarlet -Green Leaf-GS 4-8 4-8 4-8 4-8 -- -- -- -- F - Red, green leaves; Not as vigorous or uniform as others

D - Not tested

Victory White-Bronze Leaf-GS 4-6 4-6 4-8 4-8 -- -- -- -- F - White, bronze leaves; Lacked uniformity and vigor

D - Not tested

Victory White-Green Leaf-GS 4-6 4-8 4-8 4-10 -- -- -- -- F - White, green leaves; Lacked uniformity in size and vigor

D - Not tested

Vodka-Ben 6-8 6-8 6-10 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - Red, bronze leaves; Uniform, vigorous and nice all summer

D - Died after transplanting