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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 Believe in Magic Begonia 'Believe in Magic'
Code: 90617
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NEW! - Small to medium growing rhizomatous begonia. Normally the leaves are on the small side but in the right conditions could be much larger. This compact plant is covered with leaves in various shades from silver to lavender but generally when seen close up they are silver with red speckles. One of the smallest varieties to have a star shaped leaf, although still larger than a mini begonia. Showy and easy to grow with its magical coloring. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

 
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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 Careless Whisper Begonia 'Careless Whisper'
Code: 20346
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Large wavy double spiraled olive-green leaves, red stems, white flowers. Best new introduction (2000 American Begonia Society Convention). (Sytch)

 
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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 Chameleons Way Begonia 'Chameleon's Way'
Code: 90582
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NEW! - This medium-sized full growing plant easily makes a perfectly shaped specimen. As the name implies the leaves change color with growing conditions, usually the changing light of the seasons. The star shaped leaves can range from green with brown markings to orange, red, bronze and all shades in between. A flurry of pink flowers in spring. Lovely multi-use plant for a large pot or hanging basket. (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 Copper King Begonia 'Copper King'
Code: 90615
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NEW! - Small rhizomatous begonia. The name is a bit of a misnomer in that it really should be Copper Kid or something with a small name, but just didn't seem to fit. The picture doesn't do justice to the strong overall copper color of the leaf. Younger leaves have somewhat shallow lobes but mature leaves are more star shaped. The copper coloring is most vivid in the center and along the central veins and along the sparsely hairy edge. A smaller begonia but still vigorous and easy to grow with plenty of white to light pink flowers in spring. A good candidate for a windowsill, small basket, or just as a potted plant. New introduction for 2017. (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 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 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 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 Firewater Begonia 'Firewater'
Code: 90601
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NEW! - This is one of those begonias that isn't quite a mini rhizomatous but isn't a medium either, so it falls in-between. Named 'Firewater' because the leaves are red and green, which brings to mind fire and water. The small lobed leaves also have a thin layer of silver overlay, which the photo fails to adequately show. Coloring stays fairly consistent all year regardless of light conditions. Though small, it is easy to grow and quickly fills the pot with narrow rhizomes. This multi-purpose begonia is very versatile and fast growing. This is great begonia to have, especially if you want smaller growing ones. New introduction for 2017. (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 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 Irish Coffee Begonia 'Irish Coffee'
Code: 90616
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NEW! - Small leaved rhizomatous begonia. Gets its name from its coloring, not the beverage, since it's basically coffee colored with an Irish green edge. Leaves are small and cupped with somewhat of a scalloped edge. Keeps its coloring in all seasons but the amount of brown or green can change with light intensity. However, the edge always stays more or less green. Compact and easy to grow. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Janet Brown Begonia 'Janet Brown'
Code: 69182
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Sturdy upright grower to 2 feet. Large cleft brown and green leaves. Although plainer coloring, still very showy and desirable for any collector. One of the easiest of this type to grow. Flowers are medium pink. (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 Jim Jaeger Begonia 'Jim Jaeger'
Code: 90603
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NEW! - This recently released begonia has roughly star-shaped medium-sized leaves that are multicolored, although muted in tone. The green leaves are dominated by dark brown markings, either solid or patterned, which cover nearly all the spaces between the leaf veins . Each leaf generally has a silvery streak along the end of each main vein that has a strong lavender tint. While the coloring is understated, it is striking and distinctive. The leaves are sparsely covered with hairs. There aren't many begonias with lavender streaks that are easy to grow, faultless, and that make a perfectly shaped full plant. The coloring changes very little with growing condition or the seasons. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia King Me Begonia 'King Me'
Code: 90619
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NEW! - Medium leaved rhizomatous begonia. Bright green leaves with so many nearly red checks that some leaves have almost no green at all. Leaves are a distorted star shape with rounded tips and a sparsely hairy surface and edge with a prominent white eye. Leaves are on short petioles, so it stays very full and compact. The name refers to the checkers game, since it has so many checks that the name just seems to fit. Medium pink flowers with speckles and a lighter pink edge blooming in spring. Very easy to grow and vigorous, a good companion for its sibling Begonia 'Vista Checks'. New introduction for 2017. (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 Kit Jeans Mounger Begonia 'Kit Jeans Mounger'
Code: 20357
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Large deeply cut spiraled bronzy textured leaves. Unusual lime-green flowers.

 
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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 Leprechaun Envy Begonia 'Leprechaun Envy'
Code: 90613
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NEW! - Medium leaved rhizomatous begonia. Gets its name from the fact that it's a little more green and a little less spiraled than its sibling Begonia 'Leprechaun's Kiss'. Still, very nice yellow green coloring with blacker markings. Was originally released by accident by another nursery before subsequently being named by Brad Thompson. Very easy to grow, symmetrical in shape, and is a good companion to grow with its sibling. New addition for 2017. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Little Symphony Begonia 'Little Symphony'
Code: 90578
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NEW! - The small to medium-sized leaves are of a dark orange to reddish brown tone with slightly recurved edges. It's a vigorous small grower with clusters of white flowers in spring. Very unusual color, combined with its compact size, makes it a must-have for the collector. (Kartuz)

 
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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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