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Reiger's Begonia
Begoniaceae
Begonia x hiemalis


Thunder
Thunder
Flower Petal # 7+
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Herb

Begoniaceae Family

Begonia Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Winter Flowering Begonia


Location

Reigerís Begonias are a hybrid cross between tuberous and wax Begonias. nThey are not known in truly wild situation

Physical Description
There are some with tubers but these are not commonly grown anymore and may not exist. Most have tuberous qualities such as double flowers but donít have a tuber so grow all year. The most common of this type grown are the Reigerís. The Reigerís are ever blooming if given enough light. They can be trimmed any time of year to keep them compact, if grown indoors. Outdoors, grow and prune as you would shrubs. The Reigerís may require winter protection or additional light during short days. They are common florist plants and are most commonly grown indoors or in greenhouses. New varieties will do well outdoors however and some recent developments have created some that will grow in full sun in some areas.


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Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales
Cucurbitales
Order of Cucumbers
NOX Clad
Nitrogen Bean Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Cultivation: The different groups of begonias have different cultural requirements but most species come from tropical regions and therefore they and their hybrids require warm temperatures. Most are forest understory plants and require bright shade; few will tolerate full sun, especially in warmer climates. In general, begonias require a well-drained growing medium that is neither constantly wet nor allowed to dry out completely. Tuberous begonias usually have a dormant period, during which the tubers can be stored in a cool and dry place.
Propagation: New plants can be propagated with 3 inch cuttings taken after blooming has finished
Harvest: To dig and store tubers follow these directions. First, before frost kills the top of the plant, cut back the stems and dig the tubers. Wash off any soil and then allow the tubers to dry. Wrap dry tubers in newspapers or pack them in peat moss. Label each tuber or group of tubers so you know what they are come spring. Store tubers in a dark, cool (35 to 45 F) place. Do not allow tubers to freeze.




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Comment: Reiger's Begonia, Begonia x hiemalis

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Thunder
Thunder
June 14, 2010
This is the only refernce for edibility I've noted...only the hybrids are edible! Do you have other information? Do share!

Tuberous Begonia (Begonia X tuberosa) - NOTE: Only Hybrids are edible. The petals of the tuberous begonias are edible. ....

gardengeek
gardengeek
June 14, 2010
Begonias are edible and high in vitamin C... but I'm sure you already knew that.

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