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Products > Begonia 'Ramirez'
 
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 information about Begonia 'Ramirez' displayed is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We will also note observations that we have made about it as it grows in the gardens in our nursery and those elsewhere, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.