Wax begonias are an easy low maintenance annual. They come in a variety of beautiful colors such as white, pink or red. Their glossy silky leaves make them seem almost artificial. Because of their neat appearance, wax begonias do well as a border for a flower garden or along a sidewalk. You can plant a wax begonia in a window box or a wheel barrel on the porch. Wherever you decide to plant a begonia, keep the following tips in mind.
You don’t have to dead head wax begonias because they will deadhead on their own. However, when it gets too hot in the summer you may need to trim the begonias and use a water soluable fertilizer for continued growth.