Begonia, Rhizomatous Begonia 'Plum Gorgeous'

Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Plum Gorgeous
Hybridized by Tim Anderson
Registered or introduced: 2001
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Classification:

Rhizomatous

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Burgundy/Maroon

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Galveston, Texas

Plano, Texas

Spring, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

This is my favorite begonia to use in the landscape. 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

Neutral

On Jun 17, 2006, rplingaltx from Galveston, TX wrote:

I purchased one of these begonias at a tropical plant sale today. I am hoping the person who added that these are hardy to zone 8 is correct. I am in zone 9b---though being on an island we could most years say we are zone 10. Anyhoo, this is a gorgeous large begonia. I have planted it in light shade in a heavily oak leaf mulched bed. Who else has this plant?? Wish me luck!

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