Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: roxburghii (roks-BURGH-ee-eye) (Info)
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Classification:

Rhizomatous

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Chartreuse/Yellow

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Falls Church, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 12, 2006, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is one of a few begonia species which is Dioecious

This species' female flowers are also intensely fragrant! B. roxburghii originates in northeastern India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma and west Thailand. [from Mark Tebbitt's book 'Begonias'. p. 208]