The Sterling Moon Lunar Lights Begonia is a part shade perennial with puckered, green leaves are frosted with silver and mint-green flecking; the salmon-pink flowers play nicely with pink highlighting on new leaves.
Perennial in USDA Zones 7-9. However, there is a simple solution for gardeners in Zones 7 and below: Plant this Begonia in a pot and bring it indoors for the winter. Place it in a sunny window and return it outside once the threat of frost passes in the spring.
Requires Part Sun to Shade for best results.
Water 1-2 times per week during the first growing season if planted in the ground. However, water 2-3 times per week if planted in a container.
Begonias don’t need much fertilizer to thrive. However, apply fertilizer in spring to ensure that it has all of the nutrients it needs.
Plant your Begonia ~2 feet apart for a seamless planting. Space them 4+ feet apart for gaps between clumps.
Celia (verified owner) –
Large plant; however all of the leaves were damaged and raggedy.
Tiffeny Hawkins –
I’m so vary pleased with my purchase. It came so quickly, undamaged and securely wrapped. I hadn’t heard of plants by mail before nor had I seen this beautiful Begonia before. Thank goodness I watch Jim Putnam on YouTube, now I have a new plant store to shop on.
Christy Hocutt (verified owner) –
Very nice, huge plant. Well packaged. Already blooming. Have not yet planted it but am pleased so far. Will order again when they get some things I’m looking for back in stock.
Becky W Cook (verified owner) –
This is a follow up to my original review. The begonia has been in the ground for a year. Unfortunately the plant has shrunk to one short stem and one leaf. It was planted with 5 “Big Begonias” and several bedding plants, all of which are performing very well. I will transfer it to a pot to try to save it and treat it like a Rex Begonia. It did survive the winter, including a 23° freeze and a miserably hot summer and drought. I don’t recommend planting in zone 9 unless a pot would have a better outcome.
Willis Lee Johnson (verified owner) –
A wonderful big and healthy plant – planted in July in Georgia no less and it is doing wonderfully.
Teddi (verified owner) –
I didn’t get the begonia I ordered. In fact it isn’t a begonia at all. I’m not sure what kind of plant it is and would love to know so I can take care of it properly.
Raffael Rutigliano (verified owner) –
This review may not be fair to P by M as my issue is probably shipping related. My plants were delivered with the 3 boxes (2 plants each) standing on end and when opened, the 2 plants in each box were crammed on one end. The boxes were clearly marked not to stand them up, but I’m not sure they were packaged properly either. Needless to say they weren’t in good shape. They’ve been in the ground for over a week and I’ll be lucky if 2 of the 6 survive.
Team PBM –
Good morning. We are at the mercy of our National carriers. Although we don’t answer for them we do try to make our customers happy with their products as arrived. Please feel free to contact Customer Service for any issue related to your plants. – Christy
PATRICIA BURNS (verified owner) –
The begonia root is large, but several of the leaves were died or dying. Some of the leaves were OK This is the first time I’ve had a problem with anything I have purchased from PBM.
Becky Cook (verified owner) –
My begonia arrived in good condition and was easy to plant in the garden. The packaging maintained the 6-8 inch foliage so the plant looked like it had been purchased from a local nursery. It started blooming about 2 weeks after planting here in zone 9. My plant has considerably more red in the leaves than shown on-line. It’s too soon to evaluate hardiness or resilience (I planted in the ground).