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Begonia, Cane Begonia 'Down Home'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Down Home
Hybridized by Stewart
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Classification:

Cane-like

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

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:

Dark/Black

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:

Spring, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

Cane type begonia hybridized using B. 'Guy Savard' x B. dichroa.
hybridized by Stewart, in Pa, 2000

Positive

On Mar 28, 2005, butterflybyrob from Spring, TX wrote:

Growing begonias in the landscape really adds a lot. Just over the back of the car to the right (in the photo) you can see the dark foliage of begonia plum gorgeous. I was surprised to learn that most begonias were hardy where I live in zone 8B. Planted around trees they get the perfect sunlight and low water requirements.

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