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Begonia 'Gryphon' (Begonia 'Gryphon')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Begonia 'Gryphon'

Other names

Begonia 'Gryphon'

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Gryphon' _ 'Gryphon' is a tender, upright, bushy, evergreen perennial, typically grown as a houseplant, with large, rounded leaves divided into lance-shaped, silver- and dark green-mottled lobes and sprays of pale pink flowers from summer into autumn.


Begonia 'Gryphon' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer; Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Mottled, Silvery-grey, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Tarsonemid mites , Thrips Aphids , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Tarsonemid mites , Thrips

General care

Pruning

Remove faded leaves as necessary.

Propagation

Cut rhizomes into sections in summer. Root leaf cuttings in spring or summer in partial shade.

Propagation methods

Rhizome sections, Leaf cuttings


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Where to grow

Begonia 'Gryphon' (Begonia 'Gryphon') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow under glass in well-drained, neutral to acid soil in loamless or loam-based compost in indirect light or in a frost-free environment. Water moderately in growth & feed at alternate waterings. Will not tolerate waterlogged compost.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Begonia 'Gryphon'

Other names

Begonia 'Gryphon'

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Gryphon' _ 'Gryphon' is a tender, upright, bushy, evergreen perennial, typically grown as a houseplant, with large, rounded leaves divided into lance-shaped, silver- and dark green-mottled lobes and sprays of pale pink flowers from summer into autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer; Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Mottled, Silvery-grey, Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Tarsonemid mites , Thrips

General care

Pruning

Remove faded leaves as necessary.

Propagation

Cut rhizomes into sections in summer. Root leaf cuttings in spring or summer in partial shade.

Propagation methods

Rhizome sections, Leaf cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Begonia 'Gryphon' (Begonia 'Gryphon') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow under glass in well-drained, neutral to acid soil in loamless or loam-based compost in indirect light or in a frost-free environment. Water moderately in growth & feed at alternate waterings. Will not tolerate waterlogged compost.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Begonia 'Gryphon' (Begonia 'Gryphon')

Common pest name

GRSV

Scientific pest name

Groundnut ringspot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus affecting begonia; salad and other crops. First European outbreak detected in Finland in 2015.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Begonia 'Gryphon' (Begonia 'Gryphon')

Common pest name

Asain cotton leafworm; Cluster caterpillar; Fall armyworm; Rice cutworm; Taro caterpiller; Tobacco budworm; Tobacco caterpillar; Tobacco cutworm; Tobacco leaf caterpillar

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera litura

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Begonia 'Gryphon' (Begonia 'Gryphon')

Common pest name

Necrotic spot

Scientific pest name

Impatiens necrotic spot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest of mainly ornamentals and vegetables; present in the UK; and covered by the EU listing of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. To be kept under consideration in light of a review of the EU listing.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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