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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 Angel Glow Begonia 'Angel Glow'
Code: 90089
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Fantastic new rhizomatous begonia from Australia with medium sized deep coppery red leaves, ruffled and spiraled.

 
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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NEW! - 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 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 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 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 Jagged Edge Begonia 'Jagged Edge'
Code: 69339
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Low growing rhizomatous. Leaves are upright cleft fans with spirals and a serrated edge. Leaves are dark bronzy green. Very unusual color and leaf. Low sprawling habit but compact. Hard to find and much sought after. (Kartuz)

 
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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 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: Camelot Series, Comedy Series, Egyptian Series, Snake Series

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



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