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Begonia, Shrub Begonia 'Alto Scharff'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Alto Scharff
Additional cultivar information:(aka Alto Scharff Rameriz)
Hybridized by Woodriff
Registered or introduced: 1945
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Classification:

Shrub

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 6, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Shrub type begonia hybridized by Woodriff, 1945 using B. scharffiana x B. 'Alto de Serra'

Per Thompson 1982 catalog
"Green leaves with white hairs; red undersurface with red hairs. Two-toned white and pink flowers'

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