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PlantFiles: Begonia
Begonia 'Black Raspberry'

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Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Raspberry
Hybridized by Paul Lowe

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Classification:
Rhizomatous

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Burgundy
Dark/Black

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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Mar 21, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

'Black Raspberry' is an older cultivar dating back in the 70's. It is a cross of B. acetosa and B. imperialis.

The very dark, pebbly leaves have tiny white hairs front and back. The leaf backs are burgandy.

It roots easily in early spring and blooms almost continuously with pale pink flowers.



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