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BEGONIA



There are some really subtle Begonias........ and then there are all the rest!

In recent years I have been growing the hardier species and forms. Many new plants are being introduced and trialled in gardens. It is surprising how hardy some of the older forms are. Begonias of the Rex group make fantastic pot plants, but they also grow well as summer bedding. Grown in light shade with moisture they will make an astonishing display.

In 1981 I had so many planted out that there was nowhere to put them when winter came, so in october I pulled up the rhizomes, packed them on plastic bags and left them in a frost free garage for the winter. They all survived without damage, and were planted out again at the end of march.

Since then I have been a bit more experimental in my treatment of them. I have 'Green Valley' planted out in the woodland, and it has survived there now for two years. It fails to grow very well, but this is not because of the frost. It doesn't get enough water in the summer because of the tree roots. It is planted in a slight depression, so that autumn leaves fall and mulch the rhizome securely.

  • Begonia sp.71
  • Begonia 'Abel Carriere'
  • Begonia 'African Jungle'
  • Begonia 'Amazon Delta'
  • Begonia 'Arctic Breeze'
  • Begonia 'Benitochiba'
  • Begonia 'Bethlehem Star'
  • Begonia 'Black Benichoba'
  • Begonia boliviensis
  • Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire'
  • Begonia boliviensis'Passion'
  • Begonia boliviensis Hybrid
  • Begonia 'Captain Nemo'
  • Begonia 'Carnon Black Leaf'
  • Begonia 'Carnon Blackberry'
  • Begonia 'Carnon Raspberry'
  • Begonia carolineifolia
  • Begonia 'Chacewater Lavender'
  • Begonia 'Chen Yi sp.5'
  • Begonia 'China Doll'
  • Begonia chitoensis
  • Begonia 'Connie Boswell'
  • Begonia 'Cream Veins'
  • Begonia cucullata
  • Begonia cucullata arenosicola
  • Begonia 'Curly Fireflush'
  • Begonia 'David Blais'
  • Begonia 'De Elegans'
  • Begonia 'Dragonwing Pink'
  • Begonia 'Dragonwing Red'
  • Begonia emeiensis
  • Begonia 'Erythrophylla'
  • Begonia 'Escargot'
  • Begonia 'Fireflush'
  • Begonia 'Fireworks'
  • Begonia 'Flutterby'
  • Begonia fusca
  • Begonia 'Garden Angel Blush'
  • Begonia gracilis F&M266
  • Begonia gracilis F&M377
  • Begonia grandis ssp grandis
  • Begonia grandis ssp grandis 'Alba'
  • Begonia grandis 'Sapporo'
  • Begonia grandis ssp sinensis
  • Begonia grandis 'Snowcap'
  • Begonia 'Greengold'
  • Begonia 'Green Valley'
  • Begonia griffithii
  • Begonia 'Gryphon'
  • Begonia 'Hatacoa Silver'
  • Begonia 'Hatacoa Spotted'
  • Begonia 'Inca Fire'
  • Begonia 'Indian Summer'
  • Begonia josephii
  • Begonia 'Kobakoba Weed'
  • Begonia 'Lelant Crackle'
  • Begonia 'Little Brother Montgomery'
  • Begonia 'Louis Burk'
  • Begonia luxurians
  • Begonia 'Magma'
  • Begonia malipoensis
  • Begonia 'Maori Haze'
  • Begonia 'Marmaduke'
  • Begonia masoniana
  • Begonia 'Merry Christmas'
  • Begonia 'Metallic Mist'
  • Begonia 'Midnight Magic'
  • Begonia Million Kisses 'Allure'
  • Begonia Million Kisses 'Amour'
  • Begonia Million Kisses 'Elegance'
  • Begonia Million Kisses 'Romance'
  • Begonia 'Mocca Orange'
  • Begonia 'Morning Dew'
  • Begonia 'Mother's Day'
  • Begonia palmata 'Tie Dye'
  • Begonia panchtharensis
  • Begonia 'Par Jagged Black'
  • Begonia 'Par Silver Frost'
  • Begonia parvula
  • Begonia pavonina
  • Begonia 'Peace'
  • Begonia pedatifida
  • Begonia pedatifida Hardy Exotics
  • Begonia 'Pendula Pink'
  • Begonia 'Pink Champagne'
  • Begonia 'Princess of Hanover'
  • Begonia pseudodryadis
  • Begonia 'Raspberry Swirl'
  • Begonia 'Razzmatazz'
  • Begonia 'Red Robin'
  • Begonia 'Regal Minuet'
  • Begonia Rex Group
  • Begonia 'Rocheart'
  • Begonia 'Rosebud'
  • Begonia 'Sal's Comet'
  • Begonia 'Sal's Moondust'
  • Begonia sikkimensis
  • Begonia 'Silver Jewel'
  • Begonia 'Silver Splendour'
  • Begonia sizemoreae
  • Begonia 'Spitfire'
  • Begonia 'Stained Glass'
  • Begonia 'Starburst'
  • Begonia sutherlandii
  • Begonia sutherlandii 'Papaya'
  • Begonia taliensis
  • Begonia 'Tickled Pink'
  • Begonia 'Trelawney Bloodbath'
  • Begonia 'Tricolor'
  • Begonia 'Tuckingmill Fingers'
  • Begonia 'Vesuvius'
  • Begonia sp. Vietnam
  • Begonia 'Vulcano'
  • Begonia 'Wavy Green'
  • Begonia yunnanensis