I am not a great fan of Begonias although they are useful for shaded areas. I have never much liked their thick leaves and cowering flowers. Nor do I like the enormous new double/triple garish-coloured hydrids. However, I found these two delicate, exotic Begonias I bought from someone at The Malvern Spring Show many years ago. They flower like Orchids, like sun and, as you can see, flower until very late.

Though tender, they are very easy to propagate from stem cuttings, as long as you include at least one stem nodule and some leaves. These survive over Winter simply in water in jam jars where they sprout fabulous new roots ready for planting on in Spring in the greenhouse, before planting out in late Spring/early Summer.

Additional Info

  • Name: Begonia
  • Type: various
  • Variety: various
  • Colour: Pinks
  • Bed: Pots
  • Failed: No
  • Year: Many