Begonia 'Marmaduke'

Begonia 'Marmaduke'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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(Begonia 'Marmaduke')
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Genus:  Begonia
'Marmaduke' Rex begonia sports chocolate-colored speckles across golden leaves. The earth tones of 'Marmaduke' go well with solid-colored foliage plants and yellow or rusty-hued blooms. -Rita Randolph, Rex begonias, Fine Gardening issue #120
Care:  Provide organic, sharp-draining soil in shade with lots of humidity. Water when soil is dry to the touch. Avoid soggy conditions, but do not allow plants to wilt. Do not fertilize heavily. Remove dead leaves promptly and keep the soil surface free of debris to avoid disease problems.
Propagation:  Leaf cuttings can take six months to produce a new plant, but stem cuttings typically root in about three weeks in favorable conditions.
Problems:  Mildew, Botrytis, mealybugs.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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