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Tuberous Begonia
Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Nonstop Deep Red'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: x tuberhybrida (too-ber-HY-brid-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Nonstop Deep Red
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Classification:

Tuberous

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

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:

Mercer, Pennsylvania

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 4, 2011, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

The photos don't do this flower justice: the red is so intense it almost blinds my camera!

It also does a fairly good job of self-cleaning and thus far is thriving in its north-porch location (with plenty of water).

Positive

On Aug 28, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Dig tubers in autumn before the first hard frost and dry off. Dust with fungicide, and store dormant tubers at 41-45 degrees F. In spring, replant tubers, hollow side up, in free-draining potting soil at 61-64 degrees F.