Bada Boom Rose, also known as Begonia semperflorens, is a dwarf Wax Begonia Syngenta developed for compact, well-matched growth and early flowering. This cultivar offers bronze foliage with a mounded habit of 8-10" tall and 6-8" wide. Prolific pink flowers bloom from late spring until fall, attracting hummingbirds to the garden. This unique Wax Begonia flourishes in part or full shade, tolerating drought and heat with moderate water. Bada Boom Rose is well-suited to small spaces, excelling in borders, containers, hanging baskets, and combinations. Create stunning combinations by pairing Bada Boom Rose with Bada Boom White and Bada Bing Rose Bicolor.
Bada Boom Rose Selling Tips
Sell Bada Boom Rose to customers looking for a low-maintenance annual to bring color to a landscape or container. It offers many benefits, including versatility in part sun or shade, profuse and long-lasting vibrant flowers, heat and drought tolerance, and little need for maintenance in the garden. Bada Boom Rose flourishes with minimal water in part shade or sun, bringing hummingbirds to the landscape. Bring cheer to patios, porches, and borders from spring through summer with Begonia's colorful flowers. This dwarf variety is especially well-suited to containers and small spaces. Create a stunning combination by growing this plant alongside Lamium, Brunnera, Hosta, Alyssum, and Lobelia.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 6-8" apart in well-drained soil in part or full shade.
2. Be gentle with seedlings, planting them at the same depth as in the original container and taking care not to damage the roots.
3. Water Bada Boom Rose regularly, once a week, or more often in drought.
4. Fertilize once a month during the growing season with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer.
General Growing Tips For Your Seedling Tray
For best results with Bada Boom Rose, use one seedling plug per 1801 cell, one or two per 4-inch, or five to six per 10-inch container. Use well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5-5.9, EC of 1.5-2.1 mS/cm (SME), temperatures of 66-68 daytime and 64-66 nighttime, and light feed (125-175 ppm N). Provide light at 4,000-6,000 fc and don't pinch or use PGRs. This cultivar is day-neutral. Do not allow any contact with Paclobutrazol from reused containers or spraying nearby plants. Watch for aphids, thrips, and botrytis.
Rose pink flowers bloom from late spring to fall.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers to allow for airflow and sunlight penetration around the base and foliage of each plant. Bada Boom Rose does well with 6-8" between containers; adjust spacing as the plants grow. Proper spacing helps prevent the spread of pests and diseases, encouraging healthy roots and foliage.
Don't use PGRs with Bada Boom Rose. Paclobutrazol, even in a tiny quantity, can damage plants irrevocably. Instead, provide sufficient light, warm temperatures, and appropriate spacing to prevent plants from becoming leggy and encourage healthy roots and strong starter seedling plugs.
You may see aphids and thrips. Carefully scout for pests regularly in your greenhouse and implement an Integrated Pest Management plan.
Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects that cause damage by sucking sap from plant tissue. They reproduce quickly. Curling and yellowed leaves, stunted growth, and stickiness on leaves are signs of an infestation. Use biological controls or horticultural oils to discourage and kill aphids.
Thrips are tiny insects that eat plant tissue and can transmit viruses. Watch for silvery-white streaks or black spots on foliage and distorted growth. Use natural predators (like predatory mites), insecticidal soap, neem oil, and sticky traps to control infestations and prevent spread.
Follow label instructions with any insecticides or pest control products.
Watch for Botrytis with Bada Boom Rose seedling plugs. Use preventative care and an Integrated Pest Management plan to stop the spread of disease in your greenhouse.
Botrytis is a common fungal disease that causes brown spots on stems, leaves, and flowers. Remove and destroy affected plants, maintain appropriate humidity levels, and apply fungicides with boscalid, fenhexamid, or iprodione to control the spread.
With any disease, take action at the first sign to prevent irrevocable damage. Carefully follow all label instructions for any fungicide or chemical control in your greenhouse and consider every factor when choosing a treatment option as part of IPM.
Planting Bada Boom Rose Liners
We recommend planting one seedling plug per 1801 cell, one or two per 4-inch container, or five to six per 10-inch container. Use well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center or evenly-spaced in the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Begonia Bada Boom Rose Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||5-6 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||7-8 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Light||Full Shade, Partial Shade|