BEGONIAS -- ARE THEY AN ANNUAL?

Asked October 10, 2017, 9:56 AM EDT

We purchased a home recently, with begonias planted in window boxes. Lovely in August, but they're getting leggy with no new flowers over the last several weeks. Will they survive a Minnesota winter, or should I consider them an annual and pull them up once we have a hard frost? (We're in Rush City, temp early this morning was 28 deg.) Thanks very much!

Chisago County Minnesota

1 Response

Begonias are only perennial in tropical and subtropical zones. They can be overwintered as houseplants. If you are interested, there is more information see: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a562information