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A large genus of perennials native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. Known and grown by many gardeners as annuals in temperate climates.

BEGONIA grandisAll Season583
Hardy Begonia30-45cm  Zone: 6
This tuberous species native to China and Japan occurs the most northerly and is believed to be hardy to Z6. I have not overwintered it but know it sometimes survives Z5 with a heavy winter mulch. Otherwise, it can be grown as an annual, dug and stored in damp peat over winter, or by collecting the bulbils which form in the leaf axils and starting again. Thrives in moist, humusy soil in semi-shade. Gorgeous red-veined yellow-green foliage, the leaves red underneath. Fragrant pink to rose-pink flowers on red stems. Very floriferous.
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator.
100 seeds  $4.25   

BEGONIA sinensisJuly-frost3757
30cm  Zone: 6?
Native to China, similar in habit to its Japanese counterpart B. grandis, this wonderful woodland perennial from China has smaller leaves and earlier flowering than B. grandis. Where it is hardy, it emerges from dormancy in mid-May, forming a small clump covered most of the season by light pink flowers. Small bulbils form at each leaf axil to aid in propagation.
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator.
30+ seeds  $4.50   

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