Man-Made Hybrids & Cultivars

Man-Made Hybrids & Cultivars

What is the difference between a cultivar and a hybrid?A hybrid is the result of cross-pollinating two plants with different DNA. Every seedling that grows from a cross is a hybrid – if multiple seedlings come from the same seed pod they are in fact the same...

Finding Lost Hybrids

HELP US FIND LOST HYBRIDSTo honor the hybridizers of the past, we want to find the following cultivars in order to propagate their cuttings, leaves, or stems. By doing this, ABS can then share these new ‘old’ plants with member’s collections. BEFORE YOU SHIP –...
ABS Registered Begonias

ABS Registered Begonias

The American Begonia Society is the International Registration Authority for the names and cultivars of begonias. See a list of registered cultivars. Read a brief history of cultivar registration. Hybridizers, register your worthy begonias! The below brochure on...
Hybrid Preservation Overview

Hybrid Preservation Overview

As time goes by, the Begonia cultivars of yesterday are slowly replaced by the cultivars of today in a never-ending process. The mission of The Hybrid Preservation Committee is to save the accomplishments of past hybridizers, as many of these begonias are ‘one...