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Rhizomatous Begonias
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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 Burnt Sienna Begonia 'Burnt Sienna'
Code: 90510
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Leaves are star shaped with a serrated hairy edge and though the color varies with light conditions it is basically a beautiful burnt sienna color. It also has a prominent eye in the center with radiating red veins. Compact, full growing, and very showy. Added bonus of unusual dark hot pink flowers in spring that are very eye catching. A great plant for the begonia collector. (Thompson)

 
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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 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 carolineifolia Begonia carolineifolia
Code: 90061
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Distinctive species with upright fleshy rhizomes sporting large palmately compound glossy green leaves. Dense heads of pink flowers on tall stems from late winter to spring. Easy. Native to Mexico and Guatemala.

 
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Begonia Checkered Past Begonia 'Checkered Past'
Code: 90513
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Roughly round shaped leaves held upright on sturdy hairy petioles. Leaf is green with brown to black checkered markings and sparse hairs, the amount of checking depends on the amount of light, good light means more checks. Leaf has a lazy spiral with irregular lobes and serrated sparsely hairy edge. Very striking coloration, the spiral, size and shape distinguish it from other checked begonias including its parent Begonia 'Deco Checks' which also inspired its name. Spring flowers are interesting with the ovaries being green with dark pink petals. Showy, sturdy, easy to grow and a great addition for the begonia collector. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Chivalry Begonia 'Chivalry'
Code: 20349
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Large lobed black leaves shaded green along main veins. Pink flowers are finely dotted pink. (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 Comic Strip Begonia 'Comic Strip'
Code: 90278
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Little known member of the Comedy series and one of the last ones named. Has medium rounded lobed hairy leaves that are bright green double spiral with chocolate chip markings. Large clusters of light pink flowers in spring. Although will eventually get large, it stays very full. First time offered for sale online. A must have for fans of the Comedy Series and for anyone that wants an easy to grow rhizomatous with the chocolate chip markings. (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 Cupids Curl Begonia 'Cupid's Curl'
Code: 90518
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'Cupid's Curl' lives up to its name; leaves corkscrew, spiral, twist and fold. Leaf is roughly heart shaped with shallow scalloped edges and shallow serrations with lazy double spirals. The crisp leaves twist so much that the spirals are very pronounced. Coloration is bright green to golden yellow with dark markings along its veins and edges, which are mirrored on the reverse in red. The backs of the leaves show almost as much interest as the fronts because of the folding and uprightness of the leaves. Compact growing and easy. Pink flowers in spring, but it doesn't need them.

 
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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 Erythrophylla Begonia 'Erythrophylla'
Code: 90361
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(Beefsteak Begonia, Kidney Begonia)

Old-fashioned cultivar with dark green, glossy, round, peltate leaves, red underside. This German cross of Begonia hydrocotylifolia and Begonia manicata was made in 1845, making it one of the earliest hybrids in cultivation. It has been passed down by families for generations, which is the reason it has stayed around for such a long time. Easy.

 
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Begonia Erythrophylla Helix Begonia 'Erythrophylla Helix'
Code: 90454
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This is a sport of Begonia 'Erythrophylla'. Everything is exactly the same as with the old-fashioned cultivar except 'Helix' has pronounced double spiraled leaves. As with its parent, its leaves are dark green and glossy with a red underside.

 
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Begonia Euphrates Begonia 'Euphrates'
Code: 69117
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Large smooth spiraled leaves bordered black, compact habit. Pink flowers. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Firefade Begonia 'Firefade'
Code: 90496
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Medium leaved rhizomatous begonia. Roughly star shaped leaves, lobed with hairy serrated edge. Leaves are dark red to a tawny brown with a fine green edge and darker markings along edge. New leaves have a red eye and radiating red veins that fade to white eyes with light red veins, hence the fading fire. Edges almost seem to glow because of the way the light hits the narrow green edge. Easy to grow, full growing, and spectacular in all its colorations. A bonus of light pink flowers in spring. A new must have. (Thompson)

 
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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 Giggles Begonia 'Giggles'
Code: 69270
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Low growing rhizomatous. Medium sized spiral deeply lobed green leaves with a crinkled hairy edge. Flowers pink. Very compact and tight growing, hard to tell one leaf from the next. Very cute, makes a nice small potted plant easily. One of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

 
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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 Hallows' Eve Begonia 'Hallows' Eve'
Code: 90520
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Shallow lobed star leaf with serrated, sparsely hairy edge. Surface of leaf is also sparsely hairy. At maturity leaves have a tendency to umbrella with the leaf tips curving down making the leaf roughly an umbrella shape. Like Begonia 'Halloween Treat', Begonia 'Hallows' Eve' spends part of the year putting out red and dark brown leaves with dark black markings but near Halloween it turns black. The prominent red eye is striking and the red radiates out into the veins. This plant differs from Begonia 'Halloween Treat' in that it puts out much larger leaves held upright on sturdy petioles. The larger leaves with the eyes and color make for an awesome striking plant that can't be overlooked. Since the leaves are larger, it compensates by being less full growing. But, it would actually be less showy if it grew any fuller because many of its eyes would be hidden. Makes a great, stately if spooky specimen. The odd shade of dark hot pink flowers on tall petioles are a beautiful bonus and contrast to the dark leaves in spring. Although easy to grow, it may take some time to get going to full size, but enjoyable and lovely at any size. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Hyroglyphics Begonia 'Hyroglyphics'
Code: 69275
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(Yes, that isn't the normal spelling.) Double spiraled slightly cupped medium sized green leaves with a lobed edge. Leaves have a black edge and random black patterns. Very full and compact growing. Easy to grow. Flowers are light pink in late winter and spring. One of the Egyptian series. (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 Indian Summer Begonia 'Indian Summer'
Code: 90498
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Medium leaved rhizomatous. It's very hard to get a perfect image since the velvety sheen to the leaf is hard to capture. Roughly a rounded star shaped leaf, lobed and slightly cupped with a glowing hairy serrated edge. The leaves can go through color changes during the year from reddish brown to orange/red with faint darker markings but always with a central glowing eye and glowing red central veins. In Autumn B. 'Indian Summer' is nearly always the color in the picture and no matter what shade it always has that velvety sheen. The leaves do practically glow. It has the added bonus of profuse medium pink flowers in spring. Compact and easy to grow. A must have. (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 Just Dandy Begonia 'Just Dandy'
Code: 90477
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Medium to large growing. Medium sized leaves live up to its name and vary in shades of reds, oranges and browns with dark brown markings and a pronounced double spiral center. Easy and full growing, medium bright pink flowers in spring on long stems. First time offered. (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 Kula Begonia 'Kula'
Code: 90057
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Large lobed waxy green leaves with pronounced black edge. Tall clusters of light pink flowers. Similar to Begonia 'Cayuga'. (Kartuz)

 
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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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