Begonia sutherlandii

Begonia sutherlandii

This plant was described by J.D.Hooker in 1868. It comes from an elevation between 3,500 and 5,000 feet in the Natal province of South Africa. It was collected prior to that and even offered for sale in the United States around 1865. In 1961 Irmscher did an extensive...
Begonia Growing in New Zealand

Begonia Growing in New Zealand

by Ian McNeur Being a narrow island country between latitudes 341 and 480 south, New Zealand has a relatively mild climate without extremes of heat and cold. Because of this, tuberous begonias can be grown in a partly shaded place outdoors, or in a shade house...
Tuberous Begonias: Most Spectacular Flowers

Tuberous Begonias: Most Spectacular Flowers

A group of ×tuberhybrida blooming at Butchart Gardens, Victoria BC. Spectacular and diverse, the tuberous Begonia group is ignored by some because these plants usually have annual dormant periods. But enthusiasts scoff at this inconvenience because some of the...
It’s Easy to Grow Tuberous Begonias

It’s Easy to Grow Tuberous Begonias

SOIL PREPARATION:Tuberous begonias can survive in many types of soils. The most important factor to be considered in preparing any soil for begonia is PERFECT DRAINAGE. A good potting mixture would consist of four parts well decayed mulch (leaf mold or forest humus),...