Cane begonia

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Angel wing begonia
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'President Carnot'
GenusBegonia
BreederEva Kenworthy Gray
OriginCalifornia

The cane begonias are a group of Begonia cultivars. Their name derives from their tough, bamboo-like stems.[1] They can grow up to 10 ft (3.0 m) tall, which may necessitate staking. They are often ideal as houseplants when kept under control.[2]

Classification[edit]

Angel wing[edit]

Angel wing begonias are hybrid cane Begonias which resulted from a cross between Begonia aconitifolia and B. coccinea. The hybridization was made by California plant breeder Eva Kenworthy Gray in 1926.[3] The name derives from their pointed leaves.[1]

The flowers are edible, with a sweet tart taste.[citation needed]

Dragon wing[edit]

The dragon wing cultivars are sterile, cane forming Begonia × hybrida. They are very similar to Christmas candy begonias and angel wings.[4][5]

Superba[edit]

The superba begonias are cultivars of Begonia aconitifolia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ABS". www.begonias.org. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  2. ^ "How to Propagate an Angel Wing Begonia". Garden Guides. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  3. ^ "Begonias, Angel Wing". Chicago Botanic Garden. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Plant of the week: Dragonwing Begonia". University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  5. ^ "Dragon Wing Begonia House Plants - Care for Growing Begonias". www.guide-to-houseplants.com. Retrieved 2020-04-21.

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