What is a Superba?

What is a Superba?

This question comes up fairly often; “What is a superba?” What it means now isn’t necessarily…

Meet B. ‘Lubbergei’

Meet B. ‘Lubbergei’

This is a pitch for a begonia that is seldom seen or mentioned in the literature. Yet it is a beauty, easy to grow , and easy to reproduce. A cane, its flowers although large are not produced in the overwhelming masses of the more popular canes. This is a modest...
Cane-Like Begonias: Like Bamboo with Flowers

Cane-Like Begonias: Like Bamboo with Flowers

If you ever have seen an “angel wing” Begonia, you know the cane-like group. So-called angel wings comprise a large portion of the classification. Cane-like begonias have long stems with slightly swollen joints (“nodes”) – they resemble...
B. ‘Peggy’s Pet’

B. ‘Peggy’s Pet’

In 1996, I crossed B. ‘My Special Angel’ with  B. ‘Texas Teasipper’. The resulting cane bloomed in 1997 with pink flowers. Charles Jaros obtained one of the plants at an auction at our Palm Beaches Branch in 1997. He liked it well enough to...
B. ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’

B. ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’

B. ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’ was developed by Walter Dworkin several years ago, and today it is swiftly becoming one of the most popular and beautiful of recent cane hybrids. Why? The leaves, the leaves! The leaves of B. ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’...