Begonia
Begonia listada

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: listada
Synonym:Begonia listida
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Classification:

Shrub

Height:

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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Chartreuse/Yellow

Burgundy

Dark/Black

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

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 seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

San Jose, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 29, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

The correct name is Begonia listada. It is sometimes mistakenly spelled Begonia listida because it was listed that way in the American Begonia Society's 1962 seed list.

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On Jan 22, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a shrub-like begonia that rarely grows over 12" high. The arrow shaped dark green leaves have a white stripe down the center. I am told that listida means stripe. The backs are red.

It has white flower buds that have tiny red hairs and blooms less in winter.