Details of...
Scientific Name: Begonia x tuberhybrida
Pronunciation: beh-GOHN-yuh ex too-bur-HI-brid-ah
Common Name: tuberous begonia
Family Name: Begoniaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Annual to 30 cm; leaves thick, pubescent, undulating, doubly-serrate, deltoid; petiole thick, pinkish, comes off one side; flowers male or female flowers in fiery colours.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355

Habit: Pendulous, Upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin, South America (Chile, Argentina - crosses between Andean spp.: B. boliviensis, B. clarkei, B. davisii, B pearcei, B. veitchii, etc.)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Hanging basket
Additional Info: Google. Double flower forms include Belleconia.
tuberous begonia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Dark-green, Bronze
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Oblique (uneven)
Margins: Incised

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:11+
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Usually doubles; some cvs. with frilled petals.

Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Tubers

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Blight or needle cast, Mildew, Mites, Root rot, Thrips,
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(GNH) GreeNHouse
Location Map

Report an Error