Begonia, Cane Begonia, Shrub Begonia 'Sinbad'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sinbad
Hybridized by Stewart
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Classification:

Shrub

Thick-stemmed

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

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:

San Leandro, California

Brookfield, Connecticut

Bartow, Florida

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Neutral

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

B. "Sinbad' is a thick-stem type hybrid resulting from the crossing of thick-stem type B. dipetala and a shrub-type from India, B. 'U062' , the result, B. 'Sinbad' is given the classification of thick-stem, but behaves more like a mallet (pronounced 'mal lay') and looks more like a shrub-type. Hybridized by Stewart, in PA, 1997.

Positive

On Apr 18, 2008, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

accents for home and garden has this for $4.95

Negative

On Mar 5, 2008, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Very hard to winter over for it gets mildew. Lots of mildew!

Positive

On Aug 11, 2005, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

This begonia has beautiful dusky silver-green leaves with a touch of pink. The flowers are a pretty two tone, the bracts are deep pink and the petals are a soft pink.

As I've found out (the hard way), this plant only enjoys shade.

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