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Begonia grandis

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Begonia grandis ssp sinensis. Hardier than B. grandis but smaller with paler green leaves with a red underside. Grows to around 20cms with pale pink flowers. Likes shade, even dry shade! Produces bulbils in autumn which will grow next year and eventually make a good sized clump. The bulbils can also be harvested and grown in a coldframe or greenhouse. 9cm pots with minimum 2 plants at £4 each.

Begonia grandis | Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.7 litres
£4.00

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Grower Notes

This plant is listed as threatened by the charity Plant Heritage of which I am a member. I am a P|ant Guardian to it and as such propagate it to increase plant stock and get it re-established throughout the country.

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Common names

Hardy begonia

Description

Begonia grandis (Hardy begonia). This is a half hardy Begonia. It is ideal for container growing, but it must be protected from the severe cold weather. The blooms are delicate and pink; they will appear from early summer until the first frost. The foliage will range in colour from almost luminous green to a reddish tinge.

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

Under shrubs, border, container, window-box, shade

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Begonia grandis | Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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