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Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum 'Gin'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: x semperflorens-cultorum (sem-per-FLOR-enz kul-TOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Gin
Additional cultivar information: (CocktailŽ series, aka GinŽ)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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:

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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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mslehv On Oct 28, 2009, mslehv from Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

We have had good success using this as a bedding plant in a damp bed with partial sun in Columbus (5b). In previous summers, Impatiens would rot from the dampness and diminished late summer sun in this bed. Seems to be disease and pest resistant. Bloomed until frost with minimal sun. Highly recommended.


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

Calistoga, California
Derby, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Echo, Louisiana
Columbus, Ohio
Porter, Texas
Richlands, Virginia

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