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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 Madame O'Reilly Begonia 'Madame O'Reilly'
Code: 90478
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Medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized, dark burgundy to red depending on season with hairy edges and stems. Compact and easy to grow. First time offered. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Madame Rarick Begonia 'Madame Rarick'
Code: 90501
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A medium leaved rhizomatous begonia. Depending on light conditions, B. 'Madame Rarick' can be pale green with a dark edge to a bright green with a few dark markings and a stitched edge that is roughly scalloped and serrated. Leaves have a very pronounced double spiral. Very tight compact habit, often hard to tell where one leaf starts and the other ends. Easy to grow and always showy. Dark bright pink flowers in spring on tall stalks. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Magic Spell Begonia 'Magic Spell'
Code: 90479
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Medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized, most leaves being solid silvery white with green veins. Very showy and stays compact. Pale soft pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow. First time offered. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Morris Mueller Begonia 'Morris Mueller'
Code: 90503
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Medium growing rhizomatous with bright green leaves with strong reddish brown to nearly black markings depending on light conditions. Leaf is a perfect double spiral with a cleft, hairy, undulated, and serrated edge. Very full and compact growing. Pink flowers in spring. Always striking but shows its best when given good light as this brings out the best markings and overall coloration. A great new addition from hybridizer Paul Tsamtsis. (Tsamtsis)

 
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Begonia Night Eyes Begonia 'Night Eyes'
Code: 90509
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Its small to medium leaves go through color changes with the seasons from tawny brown with faint markings to black, but always with the glowing centers which give it its name. The glowing centers are usually white but also can turn red. Usually black leaves and red eyes occur around Halloween like Begonia 'Halloween Treat', but it's a much larger growing plant. Leaf surface has a satin sheen with sparse hairs. Leaves are lobed and serrated. The prominent eyes makes for an eye catching plant. Dark hot pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow and compact. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Nonsense Begonia 'Nonsense'
Code: 69285
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Medium to large growing rhizomatous. Medium sized, rounded, scalloped double spiral leaves, bright green with red chocolate-chip markings. Very showy. Pink flowers in spring. Makes an impressive specimen plant. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia O Flahertys Folly Begonia 'O'Flaherty's Folly'
Code: 69307
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Medium to tall growing shrub begonia. Leaves are small to medium sized bright green long and narrow with a serrated edge. Flowers are held in upright clusters and are white with pink ovaries on female flowers. Female flowers are spicy scented. Can be grown as an upright or pruned and trained as a basket. Nearly everblooming. Very easy to grow. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Oleta Begonia 'Oleta'
Code: 20343
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Deeply cut forest-green leaves, ending in light green spiral. Prominent white hairs on leaf edges and stems. Pink flowers. (Kartuz) (F, D, W)

 
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Begonia Peter Piper Begonia 'Peter Piper'
Code: 90480
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Medium growing rhizomatous. Medium sized cupped leaves that always stay some shade of orange. Always striking. Easy to grow. Unusual shade of dark hot pink flowers in spring. First time offered. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Pixie's Reward Begonia 'Pixie's Reward'
Code: 90481
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Low growing upright stemmed rhizomatous. Small to medium sized maple shaped green leaf with serrated edge and dark brown markings. Mixed parentage between rhizomatous and Begonia dregei made for a small, compact, upright stemmed plant that is very vigorous and full growing. Profuse light pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow, part of a new series with magical/mythical names. First time offered. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Precious Patti Begonia 'Precious Patti'
Code: 69286
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Low growing rhizomatous. Small rounded fuzzy leaves with a black stitched edge and point. Stays small, full, and compact. White flowers in spring. Easy to grow. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Rosa Andres Begonia 'Rosa Andres'
Code: 90596
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NEW! - Small to medium-sized full growing plant that makes a splendid specimen. The image doesn't do it justice, as it truly stands out in a mix of other begonias with its vibrant colors. The medium-sized leaves have a unique pattern with a line of hairs along the edge. New leaves are lime green becoming a bit darker with age. It has brown to red markings, which change according to how much light they receive, and a flurry of pink flowers in spring. It's a lovely multi-use plant that can be a fine potted plant or hanging basket. Eye-catching and easy to grow. First time offered for sale. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Sphinx Begonia 'Sphinx'
Code: 69292
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Low to medium growing rhizomatous. The smallest of the Egyptian series, it has small to medium sized cupped leaves that are cleft and double spiraled. Leaves are dark green with black and lighter green markings. Easy and full growing, pink flowers in spring. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Stormy Night Begonia 'Stormy Night'
Code: 69294
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Low to medium growing rhizomatous. One of the blackest of all begonias, it's really black in all light conditions. Leaves are medium sized lobed fuzzy black. Flowers are dark rose-red on sturdy stalks in spring. Easy to grow, makes an impressive specimen. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Thelma O'Reilly Begonia 'Thelma O'Reilly'
Code: 90483
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Low to medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized, bright green with dark brown spots and stripes, with a nice spiral center. Can put out solid dark colored leaves in low light or under lights but usually keeps consistent striking markings and coloring. Compact and easy to grow. First time offered. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Unconventional Begonia 'Unconventional'
Code: 69296
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Medium sized cupped star leaves with serrated edge that are bright green with black stitching on the border and a lazy spiral on one side. Very pretty, clean and compact. Easy to grow. White to light pink flowers in spring. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Very Verde Begonia 'Very Verde'
Code: 90605
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NEW! - The leaves of this begonia are of ordinary shape and average size, but what stands out about them is the color. No matter what light you grow it in, it's going to be the intense bright green color that gives it its name. It looks like someone took a green begonia and then injected it with more green, just to make sure it was green. It is then topped off with chocolate to nearly black markings and edges which frame the green. It makes a nicely shaped plant with a little training and is very easy to grow. This begonia will really brighten up any shady spot. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Vista Checks Begonia 'Vista Checks'
Code: 90505
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Medium bright green leaves with nearly black checkered markings. Leaves are a distorted star shape with rounded tips and a sparsely hairy surface and edge with a prominent white eye. Leaves are on longer hairy petioles so while it is full growing it isn't always compact. Medium pink flowers with speckles and a lighter pink edge in spring. Very easy to grow and vigorous. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Vista Frills Begonia 'Vista Frills'
Code: 90517
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'Vista Frills' is a cross between types so it won't be exactly what you think of as rhizomatous but has more qualities in common with this group. Leaves are small dark roughly heart shaped on short fleshy lazy upright stems with very short internodes. No leaf is exactly alike but they all have a frilly appearance due to irregular spirals, clefts, serration, and folded or undulated surface. They are a bright dark green with light bronze back and a lightened edge which enhances the look. Easy to grow, makes a great basket, like the plant pictured, or a windowsill plant. Tries to grow upright but is so full growing and the stems are so succulent that it eventually bends down. Very cute, a little like a smaller Begonia 'Jagged Edge' though not as cleft or jagged. A great novelty to add to your mix of begonias. An added bonus of profuse pale pink flowers in spring. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Vista Silver Shimmer Begonia 'Vista Silver Shimmer'
Code: 90580
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NEW! - Small to medium leaves on a compact full growing plant. Leaves are small, rounded and cupped on short petioles. They are green with brown checkered markings overlaid with a thin layer of semi-transparent silver giving the plant an almost holographic look depending on the angle of viewing. Easy to grow and makes a nice symmetrical plant with little effort. Would be a great windowsill plant or lovely small potted plant. Spring flowering. (Thompson)

 
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Begonia Wild Pony Begonia 'Wild Pony'
Code: 90612
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NEW! - This medium to large leaved rhizomatous begonia has been in circulation for at least 40 years. It was originally a seedling just labeled Bokit x carrieae created by Leslie Woodriff but was later named and circulated under the name 'Wild Pony' by Brad Thompson. It is somewhat wild and sprawling and takes a little work to make a nicely shaped plant. But it's a wonderful plant for hybridizing, as it seems to pass on it's vigor, spirals, and coloring, which is green with dark markings along the veins. Easy to grow and a survivor, as its longevity in circulation would imply. New Kartuz introduction for 2017. (Woodriff)

 
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Begonia Brad Thompson New Rhizomatous Collection Begonia Brad Thompson New Rhizomatous Collection
Code: C127
Price: $28.95
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This collection of three plants (our choice) is made up of only recent Brad Thompson rhizomatous hybrids, which may include some new beauties that we have never listed. If you get multiple collections in the same order, we won't duplicate any plants. For example, if you were to order three collections, you would get nine different varieties.

 
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Begonia Rhizomatous Collection Begonia Rhizomatous Collection
Code: C130
Price: $23.95
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3 different, our choice:

 
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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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