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JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

July 10, 2010
7:22 AM

Post #7957110

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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killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2010
8:21 AM

Post #7959565

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?

JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2010
11:48 AM

Post #7960039

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
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2010
11:50 AM

Post #7960045

Thanks. ;-)
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2010
12:16 PM

Post #7960111

Odorata has a nice sweet smell if there are plenty and it is warm outside
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2010
1:50 PM

Post #7968490

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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killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 14, 2010
2:11 PM

Post #7968556

Do you know much about its culture, hc? Finicky, easy?
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2010
2:14 PM

Post #7968566

Pretty easy. Orange Rubra is easy too.

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wandygirl
Brookfield, CT

August 4, 2010
2:58 PM

Post #8018596

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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