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Begonia masoniana (Iron cross begonia)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Begonia masoniana

Other names

Iron cross begonia

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Species

B. masoniana - B. masoniana is a bushy perennial with striking, fleshy decorative, cross-patterned leaves and tall stems bearing cream flowers.


Begonia masoniana is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Arching, Bushy, Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Pale-green in Summer

Foliage

Green, Brown in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Begonia masoniana (Iron cross begonia) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grows best inside in good (but not direct light) in a frost-free area.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor heated (H1)

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Botanical name

Begonia masoniana

Other names

Iron cross begonia

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Species

B. masoniana - B. masoniana is a bushy perennial with striking, fleshy decorative, cross-patterned leaves and tall stems bearing cream flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Arching, Bushy, Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Pale-green in Summer

Foliage

Green, Brown in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Tarsonemid mites , Thrips , Aphids

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Begonia masoniana (Iron cross begonia) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grows best inside in good (but not direct light) in a frost-free area.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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