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Begonia 'Metallic Mist'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Metallic Mist
Additional cultivar information: (PP19567)
Hybridized by Heims; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
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:
Full Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From leaf 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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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DCTropics On Jan 15, 2010, DCTropics from Washington, DC wrote:

Surprisingly hardy, this plant has survived two winters so far in Washington, DC with a low one winter of 8 degrees and only a light mulch of fallen leaves. Main problem is that it comes up rather late and slugs find the new shoots delectable. Can be propagated by leaf wedge cuttings, although not as easily as many other begonias.

Negative stormyla On Nov 16, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant is very difficult to establish. I planted 4 of them in very different locations and conditions. None of them survived more than 6 weeks. I also purchased them from two different sources.

Positive turektaylor On Mar 30, 2009, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

there are a few variations on the hardiness zone. the terra nova tag says zone 7 but a few retailers are saying hardy to zone 6....

Hybrid between B. pedatifida and the Chinese B. taliense

1' tall x 2' wide clump of lobed silver leaves, highlighted by dark green narrow patterns and red veins.

Pink flowers in late summer

Will not endure summer heat in containers, but does well in the ground
Green Thumbs Galore has this for $8
hope this helps


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

Washington, District Of Columbia
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Norristown, Pennsylvania

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