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Begonia ‘Looking Glass’ (Cane Begonia)

Cane Begonia

Begonia 'Looking Glass', Cane Begonia, shade loving plants, shade plants, Foliage Begonia, Silver Leaves

Exceptionally beautiful, Begonia ‘Looking Glass’ is an upright, evergreen perennial noted for its eye-catching foliage of large, silvery leaves, up to 12 in. long (30 cm), adorned with olive-green veins and cranberry-red undersides. In late spring and summer, attractive clusters of pink flowers are an added bonus. Fast-growing, it makes a valuable contribution to shady landscapes or containers.

  • Grows up to 24 in. tall and wide (60 cm).
  • Prefers part shade and fertile, moist, and well-drained soils. Will not tolerate continuous direct sunlight or waterlogging. Water moderately when in growth and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer at alternative waterings. Applying winter mulch will increase survivability in borderline areas.
  • Cut back over-long canes to 2 or 3 buds in late spring.
  • Propagate by stem cuttings.
  • Watch for caterpillars, mealybugs, thrips, vine weevils, powdery mildews, stem rot, and rhizome rot.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 12
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
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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Begonia ‘Tiger Paws’ (Eyelash Begonia)
Begonia soli-mutata (Sun-Changing 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 10 - 12
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
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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