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PlantFiles: Cane Begonia
Begonia 'Josephine'

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Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Josephine
Hybridized by Thompson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1992

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Classification:
Cane-like

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Variegated
Smooth-Textured
Mottled

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive begoniacrazii On Jul 23, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A Brad Thompson cane type begonia hybrid using B. 'Jumbo Jet' x B. 'Amelia', California 1992

Positive mkjones On Jul 5, 2005, mkjones from Aurora, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

A beautiful begonia with highly decorative foliage. When it blooms, it's just an added wonder! The blossoms are huge and pendulous. They're so big, I always stop to stare.....

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Roanoke, Texas



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