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Begonia Nonstop Mocca SCARLET Pelletised Seeds

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The Begonia varieties in the Nonstop® Range developed by leading German plant breeder Benary have won countless prestigious awards and are considered the gold-standard for bedding Begonia plants.

Begonia Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet is a premium hybrid variety of tuberous begonia (Begonia tuberhybrida) grown for its classically beautiful flowers in enduring bursts of scarlet red, set against the glossy deep burgundy leaves. In fact, Begonia Nonstop® Mocca Range is the only tuberous begonia variety with the stunning completely dark leaves, making this variety a unique and highly sought after potted colour variety. Begonia Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet is a compact dwarf variety which means that it will grow to about 30cm to the top of the flowers, but will not grow much larger like many of the traditional species varieties commonly grown in cottage gardens.

Begonia Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet is a premium heavy flowering variety of begonia tolerant of infrequent watering and is most commonly grown in garden beds as a bedding plant or in pots. Whilst Begonia Nonstop® Mocca Range can be grown as a semi-hardy perennial, it is considered an annual in regions subject to frost.

Seeds of the Begonia Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet are supplied in the form of commercial-grade pelletised seeds for ease of handing and ensure improved germination results. Like most pelletised seeds, seeds of the Begonia Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet are best started-off in small (~30mm) coir Jiffy pellets, ideally inside a suitable Plant Propagation Kit.

Advantages of Begonia Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet

  • Excellent bedding colour with dark burgundy leaves
  • Brightly coloured flowers in spectacular shades of scarlet red
  • Modern F1 hybrid variety (supplied as premium pelletised seeds)
  • Semi-hardy tuberous begonia perennial
  • Extra-low maintenance (suitable for borders, pots and mass plantings)


  • 25 - 30cm height at maturity
  • 25 - 30cm apart is suitable planting distance
  • Flowers most spectacularly in Spring and Autumn
  • Suitable for part-shade and full sun
  • Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia (prefers cooler environments)
  • Semi-hardy perennial that is frost-sensitive

Seed Sowing Instructions

  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
  • Seeds of this variety are best started in ~30mm Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden

What am I Purchasing?

  • Premium pelletised seeds of Begonia Nonstop® Mocca Scarlet
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes