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Re: Re: dragonwing

Well, Jim, while searching for info to explain to you what a DW begonia is I
finally found one site that gave a min temp, though it doesn't seem correct.
As Daryl mentioned earlier, she's had them survive down to 27 F.

Dragonwing begonias are hybrids that have the erect habit of the anglewing
parent but the free flowering habit and bright red flowers of the wax
begonia parent. It usually grows to 18 inches tall from several erect,
cane-like stems. The leaves are similar in shape to the anglewing parent but
smaller and more glossy and succulent like the wax begonia parent. The plant
's creator is PanAmerican Seed Co.

I found one site:
that says:
Grow Temp. / Pinching Heat tolerant, Minimum 180C
but a converter tells me that is 64 degrees F, and surely they're more
durable than that.  Is a minimum growing temperature in the trade the same
as the minimum that plant needs to survive?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: dragonwing

> Hi, Kitty. Didn't pick this up immediately because I'm not sure what a
> dragonwing is. Is it different from an angelwing [other than
> philosophically, of course]?
> On Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at 10:29 PM, Kitty wrote:
> > Daryl,
> > Thanks, that's a start.  I'm still waiting for someone at begonias.org
> > to
> > make an effort.  That's the nice thing about this list.  People will
> > chip in
> > whatever they can even if they don't have a complete answer.  It helps.
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 7:06 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Armitage CD and other electronic wonders
> >
> >
> >>>>  I've been
> >>> trying to find the min temp of dragonwing begonias without much luck.
> >>
> >> Kitty,
> >>
> >> If it's any help, I've had them survive a very short period at 27
> >> degrees.
> >> The tops look terrible, but they've come back from a few nodes down.
> > They'd
> >> been used to cooler temps. I don't know whether they'd survive 80-27
> >> as
> >> well.
> >>
> >> Daryl

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