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Begonia grandis subsp evansiana - 2020

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Begonia grandis subsp evansiana - 2020 (Begonia grandis)

Hardy begonia, happy in a sheltered and lightly shaded position. I planted this 13 years ago so it even came through the bad winter of 2010. Increases underground by bulbils



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So pretty. I did see Begonia grandis 'Heron's Pirouette' for sale here and made a note of it. Most winters here are above 0degC but we can get as cold as -5-6C. How cold was the winter in 2010 in UK?

16 Sep, 2020

 

We went down to -10C here that winter, although it's usually only -5C for me

16 Sep, 2020

 

A lovely dainty flower the shade of pink goes winderful against thst colour foilage

17 Sep, 2020

 

Yes, I've had mine for many moons. This year I've had to restrict its exuberance, once it got going, that is, it is alway very late into grow.

17 Sep, 2020

 

Yes, it's one of those plants that gets you worried as it's so late into growth. Did your Red Gurkha finally show up? Mine was disappointing, with only a couple of flowers, but has now started flowering again - I've never known it do that before

17 Sep, 2020

 

that is one for me to put on my wants list. very pretty.

17 Sep, 2020

 

Thanks for inquiring about Red Gurka. It had one flower stem earlier. It seemed stress in the heat but then quadrupled its stems and has flowered superbly. Two years since I bought, I think.

17 Sep, 2020

 

Sbg - there's also a white-flowered version. It's in heavier shade as it's only just coming into bud, but I hope to post a photo of it soon

17 Sep, 2020

 

We have the white one......which is coming up all over the place!

21 Sep, 2020



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