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PlantFiles: Begonia
Begonia 'Caravan'

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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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
Burgundy
Dark/Black
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Obviously, pink flowers develop on this plant.

Positive begoniacrazii 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.

Regional...

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

Lake Forest, California
Staten Island, New York
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Christiana, Tennessee



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