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Begonia semperflorens-cultorum

Pronunciation: Beg-own-ee-uh sim-per-flore-ens cull-tore-um
Family: Begoniaceae
Common Name: Begonia
Plant Type:
  • perennial
  • bulb, tuber, corm
  • annual
Height to: 18"
Width to: 12"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • full shade
  • part sun
Notes for Identification: Growth rate: slow foliage: green, bronze or red; glossy, ovate to oval, alternate flowers: pink, red or white shades; few-flowered in axils, staminate and pistillate flowers on same plant hardiness: grown as an annual soil: well-drained, moist, fertile light: prefers shade, tolerates sun in zones 3-5 or if kept moist pests and problems: damping-off of seedlings, botrytis blight, leaf spots, stem rot, powdery mildew, mealybugs, thrips landscape habit, uses: bedding in front of border, containers, space 6" apart other interest: named after m. Begon (1638-1710)--governor of french canada and patron of botany, many hybrids (usually f1) of several so. American species other culture: keep moist propagation: seeds (1-2 million per oz. ) sown 4-6 months before planting out, also leaf or stem cuttings later in season species: semperflorens-cultorum (sim-per-floor' ens cull-tore' um)--waxleaf, fibrous-rooted begonia; name from semperflorens--everblooming, cultorum--of gardeners refering to long bloom through frost source: university of vermont
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Less then 1 day ZONE 1
  • 1 to 7 days ZONE 2
  • 7 to 14 days ZONE 3
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
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