Begonia, Cane Begonia, Angel Wing Begonia 'Lois Burke'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lois Burke
Hybridized by Worley
Registered or introduced: 1984
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Classification:

Cane-like

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

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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:

Orange/Apricot

Bloom Characteristics:

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

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:

Alameda, California

Campbell, California

Daytona Beach, Florida

Warner Robins, Georgia

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 6, 2018, ehilliard from Campbell, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I have purchased Begonias labeled 'Lois Burke' in the past. Those plants had dark green, white spotted leaves and dark scarlet-orange flowers. I just purchased two lovely Begonias with bright green, white spotted leaves and soft orangey pink flowers. I am very surprised to see that these two new plants are labeled 'Lois Burke' by the grower. When I search online for images, I see both types for B. 'Lois Burke'. Does anyone have any comments about this apparent discrepancy?

Positive

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

Syn B. 'Lois Burks', a Patric Worley hybid from 1984. B. 'Lois Burks' is a cane type hybridized using B. 'Mandarin' x B. partita (now B. dregei var. partita)

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On Jul 25, 2006, butterflybyrob from Spring, TX wrote:

Growing begonias in the landscape really adds a lot, year round interest, beautiful foliage and flowers spring-winter. I was surprised to learn that most begonias were hardy where I live in zone 8B. Planted around trees they get the perfect drainage, sunlight and low water requirements

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