King Begonia, Painted Begonia, Painted Leaf Begonia, Rex-cultorum Begonia 'Benitochiba'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Benitochiba
Hybridized by Misono
Registered or introduced: 1973
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Classification:

Rex-cultorum

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Good Fall Color

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:

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

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

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Burgundy/Maroon

Orange/Apricot

Pink/Rose

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 31, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Rex-cultorum type hybridized by Misono (Japan) 1984 using B. 'Filigree' X B. luxurians
Has a habit of going deciduous in winter but recovers enthusiastically in the spring.

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