King Begonia, Painted Begonia, Painted Leaf Begonia, Rex Begonia
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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Classification:

Rex-cultorum

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Variegated

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Red

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Calistoga, California

San Leandro, California

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.