Begonia, Rhizomatous Begonia 'Buttercup'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Buttercup
Hybridized by Kartuz
Registered or introduced: 1975
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Classification:

Rhizomatous

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

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:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From leaf cuttings

By serpentine layering

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:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Brookings, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 24, 2014, yodecat from Dallas, TX wrote:

Pretty little plant with small chrome yellow flowers. Grows well under a table lamp. I grow it in straight long sphagnum in a closed container. It prefers temps between 60 and 75 degrees. The leaves turn a pale green if it's overlit. I feed it occasionally with1/4 recommended strength of a balanced fertilizer. The plant hates wet feet.

Neutral

On Oct 1, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Small rhizomatous hybrid by Mike Kartuz, 1975 using B. prismatocarpa X B. microsperma. Does well in terrarium culture.

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