Carol Cloud Bailey
(Fibrous Begonia, Prelude White Wax Begonia, Wax Begonia)
Wax begonias are tender perennials that are normally used as disposable annual bedding plants in temperate and tropical regions. Their roots are fibrous and dense, giving rise to another common name of fibrous begonia. Both dwarf and taller strains have been developed, and all produce perpetual masses of small flowers during warmth. In warm climates, these begonias can overwinter and be reliable perennials if moisture is available and summer suns are not scalding. Normally, give semperflorens cultivars...
James H. Schutte
(Fibrous Begonia, President Mix Wax Begonia, Wax Begonia)
President Mix wax begonias are tender perennials that are normally used as disposable annual bedding plants in temperate and tropical regions. Their roots are fibrous and dense, giving rise to another common name of fibrous begonia. This mix of both green and bronze-leaf cultivars from both the Ambassador and Senator Series all produce perpetual masses of small flowers during warmth. In warm climates, these begonias can overwinter and be reliable perennials if moisture is available and summer suns...
(Begonia, Richmond Begonia)
Both the leaves and flowers of the Richmond begonia are noteworthy. It blooms with : salmony-pink flowers nearly year round and displays leaves that are green with reddened edges and undersides. The leaves are succulent and oval, with small teeth on their edges and often held a slight fold down the center. Stems and leaf undersides are reddish, and increased light exposure intensifies the red blush all across the plant. If free from frost, it flowers non-stop year round.
Grow 'Richmondensis' in...
(Castor-bean Begonia, Ricinifolia Begonia)
Adored for beautiful blooms and wildly colorful foliage, Begonia is one of the largest genera of flowering plants. There are over 1,500 species and more than 10,000 cultivars and hybrids. They are found all over the world but most originate from sub-tropical and tropical regions.
The plants come in many different forms. They are fleshy, herbaceous and may be annual or perennial. In habit, they can be shrubby, climbing, or epiphytic (tree-dwelling). The leaves are simple or compound...
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
(Begonia, River Nile Begonia)
Compact and with architecturally interesting leaves, ‘River Nile' is a hybrid begonia that arises from a prostrate rhizome. Its lobed, almost star-like leaves are a bright green with blackened edges with a reddish ruffle, and the leaf edge spirals in the leaf center. In late winter it produces a lovely display of pale pink flowers. This Terra Nova introduction is a vigorous grower well-suited for container culture.
Grow 'River Nile' in a site with bright filtered light and moist, well-drained,...
Ernst Benary® Inc.
(Cocktail Rum Wax Begonia, Fibrous Begonia, Wax Begonia)
Popular bedding plants, Cocktail Series wax begonias are tender perennials of hybrid origin. These plants are evergreen in tropical to sub-tropical zones but grown as annuals in temperate zones. The 'Rum' cultivar displays white flowers with rose-red edges on beautiful bronze foliage.
These plants are their finest when growing in well drained soil in full to partial sun. Incorporate some organic matter into sandy soils. As reliable bloomers they are often used as annuals in containers, hanging...
(Begonia, San Miguel Begonia)
Large, fuzzy leaves with bronze-red undersides are the highlight of the hybrid San Miguel begonia. This shrub-like, tender tropical perennial grows from a thick rhizome. Its hairy leaves are lopsided and look like elephant ears, complete with occasional knicks and flops. They are a dulled gray green and contrast with the stems and leaf undersides which are a soft bronze-red. In winter it produces a somewhat hidden display of white to light pink flowers.
Grow 'San Miguel' in a site with bright...
(Fibrous Begonia, Scarletta Wax Begonia, Wax Begonia)
Wax or fibrous begonias are classic bedding plants because they are beautiful all season and easy to grow. Though commonly grown as "annuals" these are actually evergreen perennials where hardy. As a group, they are hybrids of three South American species, Begonia cucullata, Begonia hookeri and Begonia schmidtiana.
Low growing and bushy, wax begonias have lustrous, succulent leaves that may be bright green, dark green, red-hued, burgundy or bronze, depending on the selection. Blooms appear continuously,...
(Fibrous Begonia, Senator Mix Begonia, Wax Begonia)
Wax begonias in the Senator Series are a terrific group of bronze-red leaved plants that produce abundant flowers all summer. Blooms in 'Senator Mix' are a random collection of reds, white and pinks. These tender perennials are popular bedding plants due to their compact habits, dense branching and vigorousness.
Plant wax begonias in sites with partial sun to shade and fertile, evenly moist soil that is amply drained. The begonia's waxy leaves and stems give them limited tolerance of drier soils,...
(Fibrous Begonia, Senator Pink Begonia, Wax Begonia)
Wax begonias in the Senator Series are a terrific group of bronze-red leaved plants that produce abundant flowers all summer. The cultivar ‘Senator Pink' bears many pink flowers all season. This tender perennial is a popular bedding plant due to its compact habit, dense branching and vigorousness.
Plant wax begonia in sites with partial sun to shade and fertile evenly moist soil that is amply drained. The begonia's waxy leaves and stems give it limited tolerance to drier soils, but moist (but...