Cane Begonia
Begonia 'Orange Rubra'

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Rubra
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Classification:

Cane-like

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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:

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

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Spring, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 30, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Cane type hybridized by Woodriff, 1999 using B. dichroa X B. 'Coral Rubra'

Positive

On Jul 15, 2007, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

'Orange Rubra' is always in bloom in my central Florida yard. I've never had to protect it from the cold. It lives under 60% shade cloth. I love it's bright flowers.

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