Rieger Begonia, Elatior Begonia, Winter-flowering Begonia
Begonia x hiemalis 'Asani'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: x hiemalis (hy-EH-may-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Asani
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Classification:

Tuberous

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Brevard, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 16, 2006, Pashta from Moncks Corner, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant was first an indoor plant, where it didnt do very well, and then I moved it outside. At first I thought I had burned it, but then it came back with a vengence, got huge and gorgeous in about 6 weeks. I then took it to work, and put it in a large window where it got plenty of sun and kept it watered. I didnt know they were susceptable to spider mites, but they are, and I had to cut it completely to the ground, which made me cry. I had to apply insecticidal soap, which did the trick for a while, but I again had to cut all the growth back. It is starting to come back again now, and looks better than it has in a while.

What I learned from this:
1.) begonias suffer from spider mites. insecticidal soap does not really hurt the plant, but it does not hurt the mit... read more