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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
Price: $11.95

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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 Brad Thompson Begonia 'Brad Thompson'
Code: 90608
Price: $13.95

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This is a medium to large leaved rhizomatous begonia. Leaves are roughly star shaped with prominent eyes and veins with sparse long white hairs. New leaves usually start out red, then to tawny orange, then various shades of brown with darker brown markings. When fully mature they become dark green. The fabulous stages of coloring don't seem to change with growing conditions. It stays full and compact and is easy to grow. Yes, Brad Thompson did name a begonia after himself. He got tired of waiting for someone else to do it and wanted to enjoy it in his lifetime. Brad is very satisfied with his choice and if you are lucky enough to get one before they sell out you will be too. If you grow begonias, you need to have this one. If you don't, make this one your first. 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 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 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 Copper King Begonia 'Copper King'
Code: 90615
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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 Firewater Begonia 'Firewater'
Code: 90601
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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 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 Hotspot Begonia 'Hotspot'
Code: 90602
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This is like the unruly monster version of Michael Kartuz's Begonia 'Vivaldi'. While it shares the same coloring as 'Vivaldi' and they look alike as children, that is were the similarity ends. Begonia 'Hotspot' does not stay small, the leaves grow to a medium size and probably will get even larger in the best growing conditions. The leaves have a slightly lobed and dentated edge and are a bright shade of green with hot red spots from which it get its name. Profuse bloomer in spring with a shower of pink flowers. If it has one bad trait, it's that you have to work a little to keep it in bounds. Easy and grows quickly. Another great plant for begonia enthusiasts, especially for new growers that want a fancy begonia that they can easily grow. New introduction for 2017. (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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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 Jim Jaeger Begonia 'Jim Jaeger'
Code: 90603
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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 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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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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