Rhizomatous Begonia
Begonia 'Boomer'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Boomer
Hybridized by Corwin
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Classification:

Thick-stemmed

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

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:

San Leandro, California

Boca Raton, Florida

Miami, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 29, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Thick-stem begonia that behaves a bit like a trailing/scandent type.
Hybridized by Corwin, 1987 using B. 'U003'(now B. soli mutata) X B. reniformis.

Positive

On Jan 27, 2006, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a really good looking begonia. I have it outside in zone 9B but under a big tree for protection. The fine red hairs over the entire plant gives the plant a red cast. The new growth is even more densely covered in red hairs. The back of each leave is very red. The top is a deep green with fine red hairs across it.

The leaves have a bumpy texture that glistens in the light. It makes this a very attractive plant.

The small flowers are held high in a cluster over the plant and are white.