69 (January/February 2002)
Begonia 'Anna Lee
by Mildred Swyka
This lovely rhizome came to me in an exchange box - I
don't remember where it came from or who sent it. I tried to find
information about this begonia, but failed. I even wrote to Ann Lee
The rhizome on this begonia is very thick and it has a
thick dark green leaf with light colored veins. A large begonia, it blooms
well from December to March with white flowers.
Some of my rhizomatous begonias seem to be sluggish at
the beginning of summer so I gave this one a watering of "Miracle Gro
Mir-Acid." In two weeks I could see a nice improvement.
Left, B 'Anna Lee Salisbury'. Below, Ann Salisbury
herself, Past President of ABS and winner of both the Herbert B. Dyckman
and Eve Kenworth Gray Awards.