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Begonia 'Thurstonii'

For sale by Shrubland Park Nurseries

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An evergreen, upright cane Begonia with striking shiny leaves, which are red underneath. Makes a lovely shade tolerant house plant, strong sunlight will cause the foliage to fade in colour. Small pink flowers appear in summer.

Begonia 'Thurstonii' | Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres
£7.50

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Grower Notes

It may need a few stakes to make its potential 2 2 metres (6 feet).

Plant Finder: about the Begonia genus

Common names

Begonia, Elephant's ear

Description

Begonia genus (Begonia). This genus consists of evergreen and deciduous shrubs, which are grown for their ornamental foliage and colourful flowers. They are named after a French patron of botany, Michel Begon who lived during the seventeenth century. There are over 1,500 species ranging from perennials that will grow only a few cms high, to shrubs which will grow to 3m or more high. Most of them are evergreen and have broad leaves.

Cultivation

Grow in light well-drained soil or loam-based potting compost. Water frequently in hot weather but do not allow the soil to become too moist. A balanced liquid fertiliser can be applied occasionally especially when in full growth. Pot on each spring. They prefer slightly acidic soil.

Interest and use

Grown for their colourful flowers and/or ornamental leaves.

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  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.15m to 4m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourVarious

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