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Begonia ‘Gryphon’ (Cane Begonia)

Begonia 'Pegasus', Cane Begonia

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Begonia 'Gryphon', Begonia 'Pegasus', Cane Begonia, shade loving plants, shade plants, Foliage Begonia

Begonia ‘Gryphon’ is an upright, mounding, evergreen perennial noted for its eye-catching foliage and durability. It produces large, thick, glossy green, palmate leaves, adorned with a silver overlay. Both their undersides and slender stems are deep orange-red, adding pleasing contrast. Fast-growing, it makes a valuable contribution to shady landscapes or containers.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 cm).
  • Prefers part to full shade and fertile, moist, and well-drained soils. Provide good air circulation. Applying winter mulch will increase survivability in borderline areas.
  • Can be grown in sun with sufficient and consistent moisture. This is an easy and carefree plant. Do not allow it to get too dry, regular fertilization is best.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 10
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
Common names Begonia
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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Begonia ‘Benitochiba’ (Rex Begonia)
Begonia bowerae (Eyelash Begonia)
Begonia ‘Silver Jewell’
Begonia ‘Looking Glass’ (Cane Begonia)

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Begonia: How to Grow and Care with Success
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 10
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
Common names Begonia
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
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