Cane Begonia
Begonia 'Tom Ment'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tom Ment
Hybridized by Mentelos
Registered or introduced: 1965
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Classification:

Cane-like

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Hollywood, Florida

Plant City, Florida

Spring, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 23, 2012, williamca from Plant City, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant has been growing as a basket in my garden for over 40 years. It is the easiest Begonia of its type for me to grow. Each Spring I cut all the growth on the basket, clean out dead canes, add a little fertilizer and in several months am rewarded with lush new growth and flowers that I enjoy all year.

Positive

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

Cane type hybridized by Mentelos, 1973 using B. 'Di-Erna' X B. 'Orange Rubra'

Positive

On Jul 25, 2006, butterflybyrob from Spring, TX wrote:

Growing begonias in the landscape really adds a lot, year round interest, beautiful foliage and flowers spring-winter. I was surprised to learn that most begonias were hardy where I live in zone 8B. Planted around trees they get the perfect drainage, sunlight and low water requirements