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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.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Begonia 'Ramirez'.