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Begonia semperflorens-cultorum 'gin'

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: 8"
Width to: 9"
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: bronze; glossy, ovate to oval, alternate flowers: bright rose-pink; 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 11 to 7 days zone 27 to 14 days zone 314 to 30 days zone 430 to 45 days zone 545 to 60 days zone 660 to 90 days zone 790 to 120 days zone 8120 to 150 days zone 9150 to 180 days zone 10180 to 210 days zone 11greater then 210 zone 12
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