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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

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:

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Raisonshtiple 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 begoniacrazii 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.


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

Miami, Florida
Des Moines, Iowa
Narberth, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Spring, Texas

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