Begonia, Cane Begonia, Angel Wing Begonia 'Sophie Cecile'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sophie Cecile
Additional cultivar information:(aka Sophia)
Hybridized by Kusler
Registered or introduced: 1961
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Classification:

Cane-like

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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 Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

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:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Bronze

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:

Morenci, Arizona

Brea, California

Newcastle, California

Stockton, California

Apopka, Florida

Bartow, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Bushnell, Florida

Miami, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Brooklyn, New York

Dallas, Texas

Desoto, Texas

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 2, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

B. 'Sophie Cecile' is a superba type cane begonia. Hybridized in 1961 by Kusler using B. aconitifolia X B. 'Lenore Olivier'

'Sophie Cecile' is a shy bloomer but may be coaxed into blooming by providing more sun. Gradually acclimate her to more and more bright light or morning sun and she may reward you with her beautiful blooms.

Positive

On Apr 26, 2006, bivbiv from Central FL, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant thrives here in Zone 9 with a little protection in a cold snap. My Sophias get morning sun and right now have big, beautiful clusters of flowers. They may need staking when they get taller, especially when laden with blooms. Very, very easy to propagate from cuttings.

Neutral

On Oct 29, 2003, nipajo from Dallas, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I had this plant in the house, but I decided to put it out in the yard to see how it would handle. So far it has done real well. Of course I cannot say that it will handle the winter. It has not bloomed at all. It is well shaded and protected from the winds.

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