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Begonia 'Ramirez' - Ramirez Begonia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Begoniaceae (Begonias)
Origin: South America
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (B. scharffiana x B. bradei)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Begonia 'Ramirez' (Ramirez Begonia) - An evergreen shrub-type begonia with a mounding habit to 3 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet wide with soft medium large dark green leaves that have a dark red backside. From spring through summer appear the white-with-pink tinged flowers that are fuzzy with red hairs. Plant in bright shade and irrigate regularly. Seems hardy to at least 28 F. This great old favorite hairy wide-leaved shrub type begonia was created by famed Santa Barbara plantsman, Rudy Zeiesenhenne, in 1977 by crossing Begonia scharffiana with B. bradei. Great for large containers or as a specimen garden plant. Local Goleta gardener Gilbert Ramirez tells us that this plant was named for his father.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Begonia 'Ramirez'.