Begonia, Rhizomatous Begonia 'Connee Boswell'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Connee Boswell
Additional cultivar information:(aka Connie Boswell)
Hybridized by Johnson
Registered or introduced: 1978
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Classification:

Rhizomatous

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Good Fall Color

Velvet/Fuzzy

Provides Winter Interest

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

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

Blue-Green

Pink/Rose

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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:

Morgan Hill, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 1, 2010, DCTropics from Washington, DC wrote:

By all accounts (incl. the American Begonia Society cultivar register & Wikipedia), the correct spelling of the name is 'Connee Boswell'.

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On Jul 23, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Named for Jazz singer Connie Boswell (not Connee), B. 'Connie Boswell' is an upright rhizomatous begonia hybrid from Johnson (who is also responsible for B. 'Jelly Roll Morton' and B. 'Little Brother Montgomery' also name after Jazz legends) B. 'Connie Boswell' is a cross of B. palmata x B. palmata x diadema.

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