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Escargot (Begonia)

Foilage Begonia "Escargot" plug plant from Dibleys



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I love this one...

8 Mar, 2008

 

I like the Whirly Pattern on the leaf Mark it looks Great !

8 Mar, 2008

 

The plant label that came with this plug says "The snail Begonia" that could be because of the pattern. I did have a bigger one of these from a garden centre, it was in the middle of the bottom tier on the display at last years show, i thought at the time it was too big - but looking back at the picture of the display I think it looks a goodplant.

8 Mar, 2008

 

My word, how remarkable. Is it a rare begonia, Mark? I have never seen one before.

8 Mar, 2008

 

You're convincing, Mark. Will have to look for this. Just bought four tubers of a double yellow....can't wait. When the time is right, may I plant them directly into my garden or should I keep them in the pot and just sink it into the soil? I'm planting them in my front garden under a shady maple.

8 Mar, 2008

 

Xela: I don't think it's a rare one, i ordered the plug on line from Dibleys nurseries.
Lori: I find that the double tuberous Begonias are fine outside if they are shaded (otherwise the sun burns the leaves). Personally i tend to leave mine in pots, but Stan, another grower, does plant his direct in the garden and has some lovely displays there. I think it's a personal choice, as long as the frost is passed and they are rescued before it returns.

9 Mar, 2008

 

To add to the last comment i made: I know the sun burns the leaves on the plants i have, but there are varieties of Begonias that are for garden growing, which may well be fine in sunshine. I don't tend to grow those myself, so i don't know much about them but i believe multiflora is one example.
The double tuberous show plants must have become more delicate as people have bred them for show!

9 Mar, 2008

 

Fantastic , I never knew there were so many begonias , youve really opened my eyes to them Mark , Thank you for sharing this with us .

9 Mar, 2008

 

Wonderful pattern on the leaves.I must look out for that one.

14 Apr, 2008

 

wow nice

18 Sep, 2009

 

Not anymore, unfortunately it had dark spots on it that didn't seem to clear up, so i threw it before it spread to any other plants - as happened to some last year. I do like this plant though - perhaps it just doesn't like my greenhouse!

18 Sep, 2009



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