Maxima Switzerland Begonia

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Add some romantic drama to the summer garden with the ruffled double blooms of the Switzerland Begonia (Begonia 'Switzerland')! These gorgeous scarlet-red flowers are highlighted by incredible glossy, almost black foliage that gives this Tuberous Begonia its unique look! Even the butterflies and bees love the full, 5-9 inch flowers!

These summer blooming accents add depth and drama to the porch and patio container gardens and add bold color in garden beds and borders! Pollinators adore these double-petalled ruffled blossoms as much as you will! Maxima Switzerland brings a whole new dimension of beauty and performance to the family with its unique burgundy foliage, lush and full, that lasts from spring till frost, plus improved heat tolerance!

The Tuberhybrida Maxima Switzerland's blooms hold for several weeks, adding magnificent over-the-top beauty to the home. Growing to a 10-12 inch tall mound and spreading to 6-14 inches wide, these cascading and arching stems ramble and spill over the edges of their containers throughout all USDA growing zones as summer accents and houseplants. Though these Tuberous Begonias are hardy perennial tubers in zones 9-10.

Planting and Application:

Dark-leafed Begonias are bold fillers and spillers for your porch and patio pots and planters. You'll gain a vivid specimen in any shady garden bed! Begonias are gorgeous additions and groundcover accents in pollinator gardens. Wind a row through your home's foundation border to add a bright pop of color!

Begonia are an easy way to make your shady porch, deck, or patio pop with scarlet-red bloom and black-tie formal foliage! These low-maintenance beauties gracefully spill over container sides and are an easy way to make a seating area and poolside planting explode with color! Balconies, hanging baskets, and container gardeners can also enjoy these fantastic blooms!

  • Bold Scarlet-Red Double Blooms
  • Near Black Foliage
  • Space-Saving High Impact Color
  • Container & Planter Annuals or Houseplants
  • Pots, Planters, Gifts & Summer Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Tuberous Begonia does best in full-shade locations in warmer climates and partial shade in cooler growing zones. Provide consistent moisture and well-drained organic soil, and monthly fertilizer during the warmer season to support those big blooms. Deadhead the withered flowers to encourage new blooms. But keep the leaves until they turn brown before removing them. The remaining leaves will provide nourishment for the plant for the remainder of the growing season.

  • Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Organically Rich Soil
  • Regular Consistent Moisture
  • Regular Fertilizer & Deadheading
  • Annual Accent or Houseplant

Radiant double-ruffled blooms in brilliant red are dramatically highlighted by the glossy near-black foliage of these tuberous Switzerland Begonia plants! Add a few to your garden for that flash of color all season long with the help of!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Maxima Switzerland Begonia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 1-11 Annually
Growing Zones 1-11 Annually
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Tuberhybrida Begonia 'Maxima Switzerland'
Type Annual
Mature Height 10 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 14 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Fragrant No
Spacing 6 inches