Cane Begonia
Begonia 'Josephine'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Josephine
Hybridized by Thompson
Registered or introduced: 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

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

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

Roanoke, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.....