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Begonia x tuberhybrida/Tuberous Begonia

Begonia x tuberhybrida / Begonia x tuberhybrida
Tuberous begonias like mild summers and this one is growing in Monterey, CA
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Tuberous begonias like mild summers and this one is growing in Monterey, CA

Flowes large and camellia-like

A number of semi-double blossoms

A close view of a beautiful flower

Single flowers of some tuberous begonias

Nice pink selection growing in a grounde bed in Canada

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Scientific Name: Begonia x tuberhybrida
Common Name: Tuberous Begonia
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Tuberous begonias grow best in midday and afternoon shade; otherwise the foliage will burn and turn brown from the edges. They do not like high summer temperture and humidity and do poorly where it is very hot. They come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Double flowers are male and single ones are female. They can be grown year round where conditions are ideal, but do need a dormant period.