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Dark leaves that glow in the shade.

Begonia Lunar Lights™ Dark Side of the Moon

Begonia Lunar Lights™️ Series

If you’re looking for something special to illuminate your garden spaces with color and texture, our Lunar Lights™️ Series of Begonias is guaranteed to please. Large, palmate-shaped leaves in a wide array of patterns will become placeholders in warmer climates from the Carolinas to the Gulf Coast and all along the West Coast. Beginning in May, sprays of delicate, bright-colored flowers in hues of pink, red, and salmon – depending on the variety - rise above the foliage on strong stems and continue their performance until frost. Perennial in zones 7-9, these beauties produce generous clumps that increase in size over time. Lunar Lights™ Begonias also make magnificent container plants for the deck or patio for those of you who live in colder regions.


The darkest in the series, Dark Side of the Moon forms round clumps of black-green leaves with maroon undersides. Bold foliage provides a perfect backdrop for red flowers, adding another element of surprise in spring and fall. An exceptional variety, Dark Side of the Moon is at its best when planted where it can benefit from morning sun. Its dark leaves glisten in the light and contrast nicely with yellow Carex and other finer-textured plants.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Dark Side of the Moon begonia
  • Botanical Name

    Begonia 'Dark Side of the Moon' PP34859

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Spring and fall
  • Size

    24-30" by 24-30"
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Part shade - afternoon shade preferred
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained.
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, cutting gardens, shady foundations, mass plantings, shade gardens
  • Propagation

    Cuttings, Tissue Culture, URC

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