Begonia
Begonia 'Caravan'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Caravan
Additional cultivar information:(aka Serlis)
Hybridized by Kartuz
Registered or introduced: 1981
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Classification:

Shrub

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

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

Lake Forest, California

Staten Island, New York

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Christiana, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 13, 2010, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Obviously, pink flowers develop on this plant.

Positive

On Aug 17, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Shrub type with distinctive foliage, hybridized by Mike Kartuz,1981 using B. semantacea X B. listada.