Rhizomatous Begonia
Begonia 'Marmaduke'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Marmaduke
Hybridized by Logee's
Registered or introduced: 1996
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Classification:

Rhizomatous

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

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

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Miami, Florida

Des Moines, Iowa

Narberth, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 15, 2014, Raisonshtiple from Narberth, PA wrote:

Begonia Marmaduke is a beautiful but mysterious plant. It produces wonderfully colored chartreuse and brown mottled leaves and is quite unusual looking. However, I cannot understand its tendency to cracking (small cracks in leaves) or the presence of small holes in the leaves even when watered properly. At a meeting of the Delaware Valley Begonia Society it was suggested that the plant might be undergoing attack by slugs. I drenched it with Listerine mouthwash as suggested and it seemed to help. However, the problem has not been solved. Can anyone offer suggestions or opinions based on experience with this plant?

Positive

On Jul 23, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A rhizomatous type of unknown parentage, hybridized and released by Logee's Nursery 1996.