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Begonia 'Fireflush'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fireflush
Additional cultivar information: (aka Bettina Rothschild)

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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 leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Fabulous rex-cultorum type exhibiting exceptional red hairs which no doubt came from one of it's parents B. robusta.

** For trivia lovers. B. 'Fireflush' (syn B. 'Bettina Rothschild') may well be the oldest surviving rex hybrid in cultivation. An introduction from France in 1866.


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

Calistoga, California
San Leandro, California
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Norristown, Pennsylvania

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