Hybrid Rhizomatous Begonia
Begonia 'Freddie'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Freddie
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Classification:

Rhizomatous

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Bronze-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Huntington Beach, California

San Leandro, California

Lancaster, South Carolina

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 3, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A rhizomatous begonia hybrid by Rudy Ziesenhenne from the 1950's. 'Freddie' is a cross between B. manicata aureo-maculata X B. barkeri

Positive

On Sep 3, 2006, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Rudolph Ziesenhenne of Santa Barbara hybridized Begonia 'Freddie'. The shiny green leaves are huge with a great red reverse. Small pink flowers grow up above the big leaves, on tall thin stems The They are pale pink or near white on a stalk held above the foliage. It can live outside in mild climates or be grown as striking houseplant.

Neutral

On Mar 23, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

large leaf begonia with pink to pinkish white flowers on long, branhed stalks. Leaves rounded and fuzzy on the surface.