Scientific Name: Begonia x tuberhybrida
Common Name: tuberous begonia
Family Name: Begoniaceae
Origin: Garden origin, South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering pot plant
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Pendulous, Upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Hanging basket
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Lustrous, Deltoid, Ovate, Ciliate, Double serrate, Incised
Flowers: Cyme, Orange, Yellow, Violet, Pink, Red, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Annuals up to 45cm tall forming true tubers (not to be confused with tuberous roots); leaves alternate, most blades asymmetrical, ovate to deltoid 8-12cm long x 3-6cm wide, thick, pubescent, undulating, double serrate to incised or palamtely lobed, ciliate; petioles thick, pinkish, comes off one side, most 3-5cm long; florets male or female, in fiery colours, most 2-7cm wide.