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PlantFiles: Fibrous Rooted Begonia, Wax Begonia
Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum 'Whiskey'

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: Whiskey
Additional cultivar information: (Cocktail series, aka Whiskey)

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive holeth On Jan 19, 2009, holeth from Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Attractive foliage. Readily roots from cuttings in moist soil. Fairly drought & heat tolerant after established. Occasionally self-seeds.

Hardiness testimonial:
Last August (2008) my neighbor's bed of 'Whiskey' survived 7-10 days of no rain @ 95-100F. They were established; planted about one month before that. The endurance test ended there: he hit them with a hose every day after that.


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

Columbus, Ohio

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