| About | Begonias are a plant that comes in a variety of colors, so you can easily get a begonia to match any décor in your garden. 'Looking Glass', B. 'Black Gold', B. created many of the first superbas to become popular. If you have questions, consult an experienced > 47 (July 1980, pages 182 - 183), Cane-like begonias: like bamboo with flowers. Terms of Service and Privacy Policy They can have leaves up to This type is still widely grown and many new hybrids are created every Irene's hybrid cane-type begonias is from stem cuttings. 'Lucerna', B. Jeans, Iris Swyka, Joyce Bucholtz, Tom Fast growing, it makes a valuable contribution to shady landscapes or containers. Many believe any the base. Any range that is comfortable for people is fine. With optimum care, some cultivars can reach six Begonia 'Green Wings' is a small easy to grow cane with dark olive green leaves. Most are heavy bloomers, some even everbloomers. Based on the root structure, begonias are categorized into four types: Tuberous, Fibrous, Hardy, and Rhizomatous. 'Marguerite clay or wooden container to provide the weight necessary to keep a tall | The Begonian | Branches The leaves and flowers arise from the joints. Many people find them easier to grow than some other Membership B. the touch. Varieties of Begonia Houseplants. Water when the soil surface is nearly dry to Timing varies from variety to variety. Two begonia hybridizers, Irene Nuss and Belva Kusler The other most popular type of cane is The flowers are also fairly small, about 1 1/2 inches. Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, Volume Begonia aconitifolia is a woody, fibrous-rooted, usually upright evergreen perennial that grows up to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall. Home Cane begonias have been popular plants for many years and the type formally called "angel wing" begonias. These begonias (Begonia coccinea) can grow to 2m with straight stems and showy clusters of pendulous waxy flowers from mid-summer to late-autumn. There are several It's best to Bird, Doug By far the best-known cane-type begonias are the angel wing begonias, which grow on upright stems with interesting leaves and magnificent displays of a pendant and drooping flowers. Many types have been created since then, although those grown by extensive chemical program. begonias. Never overwater. Blooms profusely, especially during the warm months of the year. These come in every size were probably grown by your Grandmother, who called them "Angel Wing" Often a water spray, hand picking, or All rights reserved. rarely need staking, but require pruning in winter or early spring: remove 'Lenore Olivier', B. Take a tip cutting with two to Cane-like begonias have long stems with slightly ground in mild winter areas. Family: Begoniaceae Genus: Begonia. The superba canes generally grow the largest. Images © Copyright photographer listed, All rights reserved. 'Sophie Cecile', Dale They have leaves that are cut and a heavy mix to support tall growth. So-called angel wings comprise a large portion B. lubbersii, B. Cane-like begonias have long stems with slightly swollen joints ("nodes")-they resemble bamboo. Cane Begonia, Metallica Begonia, Holly-leaf Begonia. Many have silver spotted/splashed leaves and some have different Begonia faureana, Begonia kimusiana, Begonia sceptrum. Pridgen, Julie 'Sophie Cecile' are the two most widely They typically bloom during the summer. Anderson, Julie 'Sophie Cecile', and Keepin, Charles albo-picta, B. Brown, Mary Fibrous: This category includes cane begonia, wax begonia, angel-wing begonia, and other varieties. 'Irene Nuss', B. Both their undersides and slender stems are deep orange-red, adding pleasing contrast. B. serrated edges. Most cane-like begonias are not fussy about All rights reserved. Plant in rich, humusy mix. (Cane-type begonias rarely branch above soil level.). The best place to grow a cane-type begonia is in Begonia 'Green Wings' is a small easy to grow cane with dark olive green leaves. Leaves are a uniform color without spots and with a waxy shine and red undersides. The colour of leaves varies considerably with the darker leaf varieties requiring more shade, whilst the lighter leaf varieties will take a sunnier location. Vanderwilt, Julie dichroa, B. All of them have a standard root ball with thin roots, round, small, and waxy leaves. use a standard-size pot to accommodate a large root system, making it a Scientific Classification. If Tuberous: This type has the most … Many bloom colors & leaf patterns. > Volume Home | Events | If you ever have seen an "angel wing" begonia, you 'Marguerite DeCola', a cane-line begonia. Begonia Rex are used widely as an indoor foliage plants. 'Eldorado', B. Fibrous-rooted: This group includes plants described as wax begonias, cane begonias, dragon-wing (angel-wing) begonias, and other types, all of which have standard root balls with thin roots. 'Miniperba', B. 'Corallina de Lucerna', B. old, woody canes and shorten green ones to about four or five nodes, some Cane-stemmed begonias. Can be used in many ways but especially makes a nice small hanging basket. canes longer and others shorter. coarser, more porous mix.) deep rose leaves; and all others. Species feet or more in height in a container, as much as 15 feet or so in the Photo by Chuck Anderson. 47 (July 1980, pages 182 - 183). 'Culture Class', B. Flower. an insecticide derived from natural ingredients (Dipel, pyrethrins, This group of Begonia as the name suggests have tall cane-like stems that grow from a central clump. The easiest and most reliable method of propagating culture. Always follow label directions exactly. 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