Hardy Begonia

Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Hardy Begonia - Begonia grandis subsp. Evansiana
Latin name:
Begonia grandis subsp. Evansiana

Description: Clump-forming tuberous begonia with red-branched stems up to 50cm tall with broad fleshy, typical begonia shaped leaves, pale green above, flushed red with prominent veining beneath. Delicate pink flowers are produced from the leaf axils in nodding clusters from midsummer to autumn.

Hardiness: Hardy to at least -5C in a sheltered, moist location.

Height: 50cm

Position: Dappled sun preferred in a woodland situation or shade by other plants

Soil: Any well drained soil that remains damp

Water: Prefers a moist situation for the best growth

Usage: Good for lighting up dingy corners bringing a sparkle to the garden

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