Surefire® Cherry Cordial™ | Proven Winners®


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Plant Needs

Surefire® Cherry Cordial [Begoniax hybrida] has striking deep chocolate foliage with vividly contrasting red flowers. The Surefires thrive in a wide range of climates and soils, tolerating both sun and shade conditions. The series has been tremendously successful for gardeners in a wide array of climates. They provide easy, low maintenance color that persists all season without deadheading. It's hard to go wrong with such foolproof plants.

  • Award Winner
  • Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
  • Long Blooming
  • Foliage Interest
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Deadheading Not Necessary


Plant Type:


Height Category:


Garden Height:

12 - 24 Inches


12 - 18 Inches


18 - 24 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Black Red

Flower Colors:


Flower Shade:

Vibrant Red

Foliage Shade:

Chocolate Black



Container Role:


Tolerant to:


Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Full Sun, Sun or Shade

Maintenance Category:


Bloom Time:

Continuous Bloom, Long Blooming, Planting To Frost, Rebloomer

Hardiness Zones:

10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Water Category:


Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil


Container, Landscape

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes: 

Great in both landscapes and containers.

Maintenance Notes: 

These plants are versatile working in both sun or shade, which makes them a wonderful unifying plant to use in both sun and shade beds.  Unlike older begonias, these are quite vigorous.  They can tolerate some drought conditions but will look their best with more consistent moisture and regular feeding.  They love the heat and do not need to be deadheaded to bloom all summer long.  What's not to love!

Strong performance in the sun or in the shade! Here is a new series of begonias from Proven Winners® with large blooms and a strong upright habit that will work well for containers or in the landscape.

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