Begonia, Rhizomatous Begonia 'Madame Queen'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Madame Queen
Hybridized by Bath
Registered or introduced: 1958
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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 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Red

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Provides winter interest

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 the rootball

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

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

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:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 24, 2011, BegoniaSonja from Haslett, MI wrote:

The unique begonia Madame Queen was hybridized by my mother-in-law Beth I. Bath. Beth was called "Madame Queen" by her family, hence the name was passed onto her most unique rhizomatous since they were both "one of a kind."
Living here in an apartment in MI, I have not attempted to raise another MQ as yet. My CA son shipped a young specimen to me before Xmas, but it froze in transit....sigh.
Dorothy S. Behrends in her 1960 Edition of "Begonias Slanted Toward The Beginner" spotlights a number of Beth's creations. Her backyard was Begonia heaven.
Am hoping to find several others of Beth's cultivars: B. Sonie, B. Davey, B. Jim, B. Rambo if anyone knows where, please email me [email protected].

Positive

On Aug 27, 2007, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

ABS registration #150, (B. manicata aureo maculata x Leslie Lynn) Rhizomatous, Hybridized by Bath, in California, 1957

Positive

On Mar 23, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Huge leaved plnat (leaves up to 18" in diamter) with frilly edges to leaves and shocking burgundy to maroon undersides.

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