Fibrous Rooted Begonia, Wax Begonia
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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Classification:

Semperflorens

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

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:

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.