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Scientific Name: Begonia x hybrida
Pronunciation: beh-GOHN-yuh
Common Name: Dragon Wing begonia
Family Name: Begoniaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Leaves highly variable from uneven-ovate to palmately lobed; male flowers (2 petals) and female flowers (5 petals) on same plant that both droop.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin (F1 hybrid between a wax begonia and an angel wing begonia)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include B. 'Dragon Wing'.
Dragon Wing begonia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Succulent
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Dark-green, Silver / Grayish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Other, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Crenate, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Corymb-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Dark-red, Yellow, Red, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Slugs or snails,
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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