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Begonia roxburghii

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive begoniacrazii 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]

Regional...

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

Falls Church, Virginia



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