Begonia 'orange rubra'

Wrightstown, NJ(Zone 7a)

This new baby of mine, started 4/19/2010 at Logee's is blooming and the fragrance is just wonderful.
This is the first bloom for me and I am very pleased with it. I recommend it to anyone who is starting a collection.

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Christiana, TN(Zone 6b)

I love fragrant begonias. I haven't had one in many years. About 30 I believe. Thanks for the heads up. Know of any more fragrant ones?

Wrightstown, NJ(Zone 7a)

Not off hand, maybe someone on Fragrant Gardening Forum may know of some. I will let you know if I find anymore that smell good. LOL.. JB

Christiana, TN(Zone 6b)

Thanks. ;-)

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Odorata has a nice sweet smell if there are plenty and it is warm outside

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Here is B. odorata. This mass is in front of the conservatory at Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami - very fragrant for a begonia.

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Christiana, TN(Zone 6b)

Do you know much about its culture, hc? Finicky, easy?

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Pretty easy. Orange Rubra is easy too.

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Brookfield, CT

I got an "Orange Rubra" (a rooted cutting) earlier this summer. I almost lost it when the drought hit while I was on vacation. It's just starting to flower now. I didn't know it was fragrant! I usually grow my plants pretty lean, but I'll be sure to fertilize this one regularly. Is this a particularly large cane? I have had "Sophie Cecile" for years and have learned to cut it back to control its legginess.

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