Begonia Lunar Lights™ 'Dark Side of the Moon'

‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Lunar Lights™

Begonia Hybrid ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ PP34859

This sumptuous dark-leafed begonia delights with generous clusters of shiny foliage that cascade outward over time. Perennial in Zones 7 – 9, delicate sprays of bright red blooms decorate the variety from May until the first frost. Size at maturity is 24 – 30 inches tall and wide.

Sunset Zones

6–9, 14–24

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–9

‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Lunar Lights™ Features

Plant Dimensions

2–2.5' H x 2–2.5' W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Garden Bed, Mass planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Part shade to shade

Special Feature

Longer Blooming


Dark foliage with red flowers

Flowering Season

Spring to Fall

‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Lunar Lights™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Apply a balanced slow-release each spring


No pruning needed


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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