Stained Glass Begonia, Rhizomatous Begonia
Begonia 'Cathedral'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cathedral
Additional cultivar information:(aka Cathedral Window)
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Classification:

Rhizomatous

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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:

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

Regional

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

San Jose, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 9, 2007, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

The correct name for this begonia is B. 'Cathedral', but is often distributed under the incorrect name 'Cathedral Windows' and understandably so . The view under the leaves with backlighting looks like stained glass!

A winner of a begonia and exceptional houseplant, 'Cathedral' was introduced in the US, from Australia by Steve Talnadge in the 1960's.