Wax begonias in the Varsity Series have dwarf habits, are more heat tolerant than other begonias and flower early from seed. They are commonly grown as tender perennials in colder areas, but they are evergreen perennials in tropical and subtropical zones. Throughout the growing season these bushy plants present lustrous, succulent foliage that may be bright green, dark green or in shades of bronze and become covered with flowers in of red, white, pink or rose. There are many cultivars in different...
James H. Schutte
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,...
(Solenia™ Dusty Rose Begonia)
Solenia® dusty rose begonia is an evergreen perennial that is commonly planted as a warm-season tender perennial in temperate zones. This compact selection is more tolerant of full sun than other begonias. Everblooming and easy to grow, it puts forth loose clusters of double flowers of rose-pink with darker rose accents. Its succulent, glossy, very dark green leaves show off the brightness of its flowers. This begonia prefers sites with part sun to shade, and well drained, fertile soil. Where summers...
(Solenia™ Light Yellow Begonia)
Solenia® begonias are evergreen perennials that are commonly planted as warm-season tender perennials in temperate zones. These compact selections are more tolerant of full sun than other begonias. Everblooming and easy to grow, they put forth loose clusters of double flowers that may be in shades of apricot, pink, yellow or red, depending on the cultivar. Their succulent, glossy, dark green leaves show off the brightness of their flowers. These begonias prefer sites with part sun to shade, and well...
Gerald L. Klingaman
This collection of tuberous begonias is characterize by big, camellia-like blossoms on an upright bushy plant. The plants are hybrids derived from mountain-growing species native to the South American Andes. Plants arise from winter-dormant root tubers and flowers come in all colors except blue. These grandiose flowers are often double in form, appear in summer, and are set among open, succulent stems across the plant. They are produced in a cluster of three buds, with two smaller female flowers...
Ernst Benary® Inc.
Large, semi- to fully doubled blossoms on an upright, bushy plant with mainly dark bronze-green foliage describes the Ornament™ Series of tuberous begonia. These plants belong to the Tuberhybrida Group, a collection of begonias derived from mountain-growing species native to the South American Andes. Plants arise from winter-dormant root tubers and flowers are either pink, orange, scarlet or yellow. These extravagant flowers are often double (having extra rows of petals). They are produced in summer...
Ernst Benary® Inc.
Numerous big, camellia-like blossoms on a bushy plant with bronze-green foliage that forms an attractive mounding form: this describes the Panorama™ Series of tuberous begonia. These plants belong to the Tuberhybrida Group, a collection of begonias derived from mountain-growing species native to the South American Andes. Plants arise from winter-dormant root tubers and flowers are either yellow, peach, white, red or rose. These extravagant flowers are often double. They are produced in summer to...