Terra Nova Begonia Receives UGA Honors
Terra Nova Nurseries’ begonia ‘Daystar Hot Coral’ was recently recognized by the faculty and staff of the trial gardens at the University of Georgia (UGA) as one of the August 2021 Plants of Distinction.
Only 10 varieties were recognized as Plants of Distinction in a field of 400 varieties that were evaluated at UGA’s trial gardens in 2021.
‘Hot Coral’ received this high honor based on its cascading habit in hanging baskets. The trial gardens at UGA also took into consideration the number of flowers, leaf color, uniformity of habit and flower, resistance to insects and diseases, and overall appearance.
“Everything that Terra Nova has sent to us has been absolutely phenomenal,” said Sandy Begani, trial manager at the Trial Gardens at UGA. “These plants [Begonia DAYSTAR ‘Hot Coral’] have been blooming non-stop.”
‘Hot Coral’ has lush, dark foliage that supports large, hot-coral flowers continuously on display. This plant impresses growers, trial managers and consumers by its ability to fill a hanging basket with its frequent blooms and spreading habit.