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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 Burnt Sienna Begonia 'Burnt Sienna'
Code: 90510
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NEW! - 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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NEW! - 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 Cayuga Begonia 'Cayuga'
Code: 20347
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Large lobed waxy green leaves with fine dark edge. Tall clusters of light pink flowers. (Kartuz)

 
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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 Cowardly Lion Begonia 'Cowardly Lion'
Code: 20350
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Large textured yellow-gold spiraled leaves veined and patterned russet brown, compact habit. Sprays of white flowers. (Mounger)

 
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Begonia Curly Cleo Begonia 'Curly Cleo'
Code: 90493
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NEW! - 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 Q Begonia 'Curly Q'
Code: 90518
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NEW! - 'Curly Q' 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. An older hybrid but not widely circulated and recently rediscovered. (Caviness)

 
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Begonia Earthtones Begonia 'Earthtones'
Code: 90476
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NEW! - 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 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 Fairy Prince Begonia 'Fairy Prince'
Code: 90514
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NEW! - 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 Firefade Begonia 'Firefade'
Code: 90496
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NEW! - 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 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 '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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NEW! - 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 Hee Haw Begonia 'Hee Haw'
Code: 69273
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Low growing rhizomatous. Has medium sized deeply lobed light green leaves with variable reddish spots and lines. Flowers are pink and profuse in spring. Compact growing. Very cute and colorful. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia 'Humerous'
Code: 69274
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Low growing rhizomatous. Has dark brown satiny medium sized leaves that are undulated with an angular lobed edge, nearly black. Flowers are bright pink. Low growing, full and compact. Part of the Comedy series. (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 '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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