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Begonia 'Cracklin' Rose'

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Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cracklin' Rose
Additional cultivar information: (aka Cracklin' Rosie)

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Classification:
Cane-like

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured
Mottled

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
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 leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem 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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral MotherNature4 On Jan 21, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

'Cracklin Rosie' is one of the newer cane-stemmed begonias known for her beautiful leaves that are fluted and wavy. The dark bronze color is enhanced with tiny pink spots. The reverse side is dark red.

The flowers are rosey red, but not profuse. It is easy to propagate. A real winner.

B. 'Silvermist' and B. 'Salmon Rubra' are its parents.

Regional...

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

Lodi, California
San Jose, California
Boca Del Mar, Florida
Grants Pass, Oregon
La Vernia, Texas



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