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PlantFiles: Begonia
Begonia odorata var. alba

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Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: odorata var. alba

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Classification:
Shrub

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Dean48089 On Sep 22, 2014, Dean48089 from Warren, MI (Zone 6b) wrote:

I bought one of these in the spring looking forward to it perfuming my front porch all summer. It made a big, attractive plant that bloomed constantly, however, I was either sent a similar scentless species or the species is not reliably fragrant as I have never detected ANY fragrance whatsoever regardless of time of day. I will try again next year with a new plant from a different source.

Positive Joelle On Mar 17, 2007, Joelle from Norfolk, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love this begonia, the fragrance of the flowers is one the best in the entire plant world! According to Tebbitt though it's more properly labeled Begonia obliqua, a variable species.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 13, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I am not 100% sure but I think this plant is the same as the white cultivar known as 'White Angel'.

Regional...

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

Boca Raton, Florida
Bokeelia, Florida
De Leon Springs, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 reports)
Hollywood, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Miami, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Moncks Corner, South Carolina



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