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King Begonia, Painted Begonia, Painted Leaf Begonia, Rex-cultorum Begonia
Begonia 'Capricorn'

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

Rex-cultorum

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 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:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Silver/Gray

Burgundy

Pink

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

From herbaceous stem 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:

Merced, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 20, 2006, Snowrose from Frederick, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

One of my favorite Rex's...grows large and bold but compactly with great spiral leaf curl. Beautiful contrast of silvery green foliage centered and edged in deep burgundy.