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Begonia, Cane-stem Mallet Begonia 'Maurice Amey'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Maurice Amey
Additional cultivar information:(aka Maurice Amy)
Hybridized by Stewart
Registered or introduced: 1992
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Classification:

Cane-like

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Textured

Veined

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

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Pink/Rose

Red

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 11, 2006, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

On beauty alone this rates a high mark. In the warmth of summer it does well and the more light (beware of full sun though) it gets the pinker it gets. It has a great red reverse with dark pink to reddish flowers in more light which are secondary to the beauty of its leaves. The mature leaf can be as long as 8 inches by 3 inches.

In winter it can get mildew quite badly unless put where it will stay warm with good light and air flow.

B. Maurice Amey is considered an upright Mallet type cane which are known for their thin but interesting and colorful leaves but are mildew prone. This one is a hybrid between Philippine Species, A.B.S. No. U062 and the pollen parent B. 'Torch' (formally known as B. 'Pinafore Sport').

It was hybridized in 1... read more

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