Scientific Name: Begonia grandis Form: Oval - horizontal
Common Name:hardy begonia, giant begoniaTexture:Very coarse
Family Name:BegoniaceaeHabit: Upright, Arching
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Serrate, Dentate
Flowers: Cyme, (Floriferous), (Corymb-like), Pink, White, Sep- May- Oct- Aug- Jun- Jul
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Summer interest, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Leaves alternate, toothed, some cvs. are lobed, ovate to 10-15 cm long when mature, with uneven cordate bases, veins reddish; florets pale pink (or white cv.), in pendulous dichotomous cymes.