Rhizomatous Begonia
Begonia 'Ricky Loving'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ricky Loving
Hybridized by Dillard
Registered or introduced: 1962
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Classification:

Rhizomatous

Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Other details:

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:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 2, 2012, RickyL from Leawood, KS wrote:

My grandmother, Vera Dillard, created this hybrid begonia, when I was a child. I am amazed to discover it's still 'alive' as a topic, after almost 50 years. She also named hybrid begonias after my sisters, and cousins. I worked in her Tropical Paradise greenhouse, when I was 12-14 years old. Among the many amazing things she did, this is one legacy I know she would be proud of.