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PlantFiles: Hardy Begonia
Begonia 'Barbara Rogers'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering
By tip layering

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive begoniacrazii On Sep 30, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hardy semperflorens type begonia. Propagates easily by stem cutting.

Positive wooffi On Apr 10, 2007, wooffi from Arlington, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

The frost on April 7th and 8th 2007 in the Mid South did not harm this begonia at all.

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

This B. semperfloren is an old favorite in the southeast. It used to be called the Friendship Begonia because so many shared it with their friends. It can stand the hot, humid summers and still be covered with perky white flowers.


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

Calistoga, California
Boca Raton, Florida
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Arlington, Tennessee

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