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Cane Begonia, Angel-wing Begonia
Begonia 'Lana'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lana
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Classification:

Cane-like

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bronze-Green

Mottled

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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:

Brea, California (2 reports)

San Jose, California

Dunnellon, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 17, 2010, pelephant from Phillipsburg, NJ wrote:

I'm trying to identify my Begonia. I think it's a Lana. The leaves are almost identical, but the flowers do not look like the ones in this pic. Should I be trying to match them also, or just stick to leaves to identify the plant? This is my 1st post, my 1st day, my 1st Begonia! I have had her for over 10 years. pelephant

Positive

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

ABS registration #392
Begonia 'Lana', hybridized using B. 'Elizabeth Lockhart' x Uknown, a Superba cane-type, hybridized by Lee, CA 1973

Neutral

On Jan 19, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

'Lana' is a Superb type cane-stemmed begonia with angel-leaves of dark green splashed with silver. It blooms with a profusion of rosy-red flowers.