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Begonia 'Lois Burke'

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

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

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:

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive begoniacrazii On Jul 23, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Syn B. 'Lois Burks', a Patric Worley hybid from 1984. B. 'Lois Burks' is a cane type hybridized using B. 'Mandarin' x B. partita (now B. dregei var. partita)

Positive butterflybyrob 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


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

Alameda, California
Daytona Beach, Florida
Warner Robins, Georgia
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Spring, Texas

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