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Begonia acutifolia - White Richmondensis Begonia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Begoniaceae (Begonias)
Origin: Jamaica (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [Begonia acuminata B. 'White Richmondensis']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Begonia acutifolia (White Richmondensis Begonia) - A beautiful shade-loving (will take some sun on coast) perennial begonia with 3" long dark green leaves with red undersides. Clusters of delicate white flowers dangle from the branch tips throughout the year. Best performance when watered regularly and flowers tint pink if grown in sun. Moderate grower to 2' tall and equally wide. Hardy to 25-30 degrees F. We originally received this plant as Begonia 'White Richmondensis' to which it superficially resembles.It is more cascading in structure than the red-flowering Begonia richmondensis, has white flowers and smaller leaves w/o the red tones. A very nice container or hanging basket plant. Listed in Begonias: The Complete Reference Guide (Thompson & Thompson) as a small bare leafed everblooming shrub type.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Begonia acutifolia.