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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Classification:

Semperflorens

Height:

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)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Calistoga, California

Boca Raton, Florida

Jacksonville, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Arlington, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

Hardy semperflorens type begonia. Propagates easily by stem cutting.

Positive

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

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.