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PlantFiles: Fuzzy Leaf Begonia
Begonia peltata

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Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: peltata (pel-TAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Begonia incana

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Classification:
Shrub

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
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
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob On Sep 4, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Interestingly white fuzzy-leaved plant from Veracruz, Mexico. Pretty rare in cultivation.

Regional...

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

Miami, Florida



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