iemalis begonias have been a popular semi-shade basket plant for many years. Now, breeding break-throughs, such as the Solenia series, have given growers hiemalis-type begonias that finish faster, are mildew resistant and take full sun.
Other advantages of Solenia begonias are their ability to perform in bedding situations, as well as mixed containers. Consumers will be rewarded with a blanket of blooms in all but the most extremely hot regions. Additionally, Solenia begonias are more wind resistant than other begonias, and much more drought resistant than New Guinea impatiens. Their branching habit also keeps them from becoming top heavy and breaking.