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The largest group of begonias are the rhizomatous, possibly over 700 species, mostly from Central and South America. Most of the rhizomatous begonias from Asia and Africa are classified as distinctive foliage varieties.



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Begonia Bunny Hug Begonia 'Bunny Hug'
Code: 90062
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Medium sized silver, textured, sparsely hairy leaves with a slight pink hue. White flowers on long petioles in spring. Very full growing and much easier to grow than many of the silver rhizomatous. Quickly makes a great specimen plant. First time offered for sale. (Worley)

 
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Begonia Caribbean Prince Begonia 'Caribbean Prince'
Code: 20378
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Light green leaves with a rhizomatous growth habit. This easy, vigorous grower makes a full compact plant and an outstanding hanging basket. (Anderson)

 
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Begonia Carmel Browne Begonia 'Carmel Browne'
Code: 90519
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Carmel Browne's leaves have many pointed stars, cleft with a serrated edge, and are dark green to dark brown depending on light intensity or seasons. But, it is most often brown and has an unusual matte finish. It also has a prominent red eye in the center of each leaf. Easy to grow, stays compact and full. Pink flowers in spring. (Keepin)

 
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Begonia Carol Knight Begonia 'Carol Knight'
Code: 90508
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Leaves are lobed with lazy double spirals and a lightly hairy surface. As with all rhizomatous, the coloration can be variable with the light conditions. Begonia 'Carol Knight' may vary from its tawny brown color, especially in good light where its new leaves are red that gradually fade to an unusual aqua marine green. In all its color changes it maintains its most prominent features which are its prominent red veins, glowing center, and a waxy layer to mature leaves. The waxy layer makes taking photos that do it justice much harder. Leaves are also sparsely hairy with a serrated hairy edge. Hot pink flowers in spring. Very full growing, vigorous and easy to grow. Visitors who see it in person always are drawn to it. Very novel and a great begonia to collect. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Chuckles Begonia 'Chuckles'
Code: 69260
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Low to medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized, dark velvety brown, round lightly lobed, undulated. Very full growing, stays compact. Pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Clown Around Begonia 'Clown Around'
Code: 69261
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Low to medium growing rhizomatous. Large rounded green leaves with variable reddish dots. Hard to find coloring outside others of this series. Leaves don't really spiral but overlap. Flowers bright light pink. Full and easy growing. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Comedian Begonia 'Comedian'
Code: 69262
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Medium to large sized rhizomatous. Black wavy medium sized spiral leaves on long stems that are covered with red hair. Leaf is velvety with a hairy edge. Dark pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow, makes a large specimen plant. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Curly Cleo Begonia 'Curly Cleo'
Code: 90493
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Medium to large pale green leaves with dark markings and a pronounced double spiral. Leaves are on very stiff upright hairy petioles. Leaf is double spiraled, deeply cleft, hairy with reddish brown to black markings and a serrated hairy, stitch marked edge. Easy to grow, full and showy. Pink flowers in spring. Our plants stay relatively small and compact but under the right conditions could be a very large spectacular specimen. (Kartuz)

 
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Begonia Curly Patti Begonia 'Curly Patti'
Code: 69264
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Small to medium growing rhizomatous. Medium sized bright fuzzy green leaves double spiraled, cleft and pointed with a darkly stitched black edge. Rhizome grows erect but full. White flowers in spring. Very cute, makes a nice potted plant. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Deco Checks Begonia 'Deco Checks'
Code: 90109
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Medium sized dark green leaves with dark black checkering and white center eye. Markings are consistent regardless of light conditions, so won't fade out or change with seasons as do some with similar markings. Leaves are deeply lobed but not quite star-shaped, more rounded. Profuse light pink flowers in spring. Markings are very unusual and distinct. First time offered for sale. Limited supply. (Anderson)

 
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Begonia Earthtones Begonia 'Earthtones'
Code: 90476
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Small to medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized, rounded, slightly lobed, on long straight stiff petioles. Gets its name from the leaf colors which change with the seasons or light conditions and can be any shade from aqua marine to raw umber or even ochre with dark veining and spots. Full growing and compact. Dark hot pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Fairy Prince Begonia 'Fairy Prince'
Code: 90514
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Slightly cupped irregular star shaped leaf. Leaf is dark green to bright green depending on light intensity with both dark brown checkering and faint silver spots. Leaf is lobed and serrated and the entire plant is covered in sparse hairs. Each silver spot has a hair in the center. Unknown flower color but its siblings have all bloomed light pink, nearly white, in spring. Leaves are on stiff petioles and the leaves are very crisp but the plant is very sturdy and compact. Would actually make a great hanging basket. Part of the fairytales series.

 
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Begonia Funhouse Begonia 'Funhouse'
Code: 69267
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Medium growing rhizomatous. Medium sized lightly lobed spiraled fuzzy bright light green leaves. Easy to grow, makes a full mounded plant. Dark pink flowers in spring. Plain green buttery showy and full. Makes a great specimen plant. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Giddy Begonia 'Giddy'
Code: 69269
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Low growing rhizomatous. Medium round pointed green leaves with brownish red spots and a lightly dentated edge. Flowers are dark pink. Leaves on long petioles. Very unusual coloring that doesn't change with light conditions. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Golden Swallowtail Begonia 'Golden Swallowtail'
Code: 90515
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We don't know how "new" this begonia is but it's new to Kartuz Greenhouses. We really like it. The leaves are a bright yellow/green with a faint brown stitching along the edge. Leaves have overlapping lazy spirals but you can barely tell anyway since the leaf folds and cups, and the plant grows so full, it's hard to tell where one leaf ends and other starts. Leaves are irregularly lobed, sometimes shallow and sometimes to a cleft. Very crisp and clean in appearance with a satin sheen that only adds to the golden affect. Lots of pink flower spikes in late winter. Everyone loves this begonia not only for it's looks, but also for it's ease of growth. Although it isn't listed in the International Database for Begonias, we are fairly sure that it's a Tim Anderson hybrid.

 
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Begonia Halloween Treat Begonia 'Halloween Treat'
Code: 90497
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Was formally named 'Halloween' but we found there was already a B. 'Halloween' so it was changed. If you already have our plant named B. 'Halloween', please change it to 'Halloween Treat'. This is a small to medium leaved rhizomatous begonia. Leaves are lobed roughly star shaped, serrated and lobed with sparse hair on surface and edges. Under our light conditions (bright filtered light), B. 'Halloween Treat' spends most of the year in various shades of pumpkin from dark orange to tawny brown with some darker markings and a prominent central 'eye'. Near Halloween the leaves turn completely black with red glowing 'eyes' and veins. That's pretty much where its name originated. It stays small and compact but is easy to grow and full growing. Very odd shade of profuse hot pink flowers in spring. A great plant to aquire. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia In Stitches Begonia 'In Stitches'
Code: 69276
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Low to medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized with medium green star-shaped leaves with black stitching and hairs along the margin. Leaves are on long hairy petioles. Pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow, part of the Comedy series and the only one of the series with this coloring. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Jealous Zebra Begonia 'Jealous Zebra'
Code: 90499
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Medium sized bright green star leaves with reddish brown to black stripes and a serrated hairy edging. Leaves are on sturdy, upright hairy petioles. Very profuse bloomer in spring. Flowers are light pink with speckles. Very fast and easy growing and always showy in or out of bloom. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia King Tut Begonia 'King Tut'
Code: 69282
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Low growing rhizomatous. Has medium sized medium green lobed leaves with black markings and edge that have weak or no spirals. Has pink flowers, can be profuse. Compact and full growing. One of the Egyptian series. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Kingsbury Begonia 'Kingsbury'
Code: 69332
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Medium to large sized angular-shaped leaves with red hairs on margin. Leaves are a pale gray-green color and have a hairy red collar around the leaf stalk where leaf connects. Pink flowers in spring. Takes a little work to get a shapely plant but worth the effort. Rhizome grows upright. Old hybrid, but rarely offered. Similar to Begonia 'Colonel Gale'.

 
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Begonia Laughter Begonia 'Laughter'
Code: 90066
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Medium sized lobed bright green leaves with large chocolate chip markings. Stays very compact with the leaves on short petioles. Profuse bright light pink flowers in spring. Very showy and easy to grow. First time offered for sale online. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia leprosa Begonia leprosa
Code: 90321
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Round apple green leaves with clusters of delicately fragrant white flowers. Compact rhizomatous begonia recommended for terrarium or warm greenhouse. Native to China.

 
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Brad Thompson has grouped some of his rhyzomatous hybrids into the following series according to their parentage, appearance, and name relevance: Comedy Series, Egyptian Series

See this link to Brad's website The Names Page for detailed explanation on his naming criteria.



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