Finding Lost Cultivars

Find Lost Cultivars

Help ABS Find Lost Cultivars

To 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 – Email: cultivarpreservation@begonias.org

1. Write the name of the cultivar and where it came from on a sealable sandwich bag using a waterproof marker.
2. Place a paper napkin, with 4-6 drops of water in the bag.
3. Pack each cutting (leaf or shoot) in the correctly named bag, seal the bag, and place the bag(s) in a shipping box.
4. Mail to: Address as instructed by cultivarpreservation@begonias.org email reply.

Note: A flexible shipping envelope increases the risk of damage to the cuttings during shipping, so a rigid box or 2+ layers of bubble wrap will help to protect the plants.

Read: The Lost Cultivars of Irene Nuss

Read: The Lost Cultivars of Leslie Woodriff

NameHybridizerOriginPlant Type
'Valencia'Asmussen1986Cane-like
'Laura Englebert'Belva Nelson Kusler1957Cane-like
'Posy Wahl'Belva Nelson Kusler1967Cane-like
'Marys Surprise'Brad Thompson1990Cane-like Superba
'Amethyst'Dorothy Caviness?Cane-like
'Green Feather'Dorothy Caviness?Cane-like
'Kathlyn Calvert'Dorothy Caviness1994Cane-like
'Little Prince'Dorothy Caviness?Cane-like
'Lots of Dots'Dorothy Caviness1994Cane-like
'Mr. Majestic'Dorothy Caviness1994Cane-like
'Red Wing'Dorothy Caviness?Cane-like
'Silver Charm'Dorothy Caviness?Cane-like
'Silver Points'Dorothy Caviness1990Cane-like
'Sooner Gal'Dorothy Caviness1994Cane-like
'Tamsin Boardman'Dorothy Caviness?Cane-like
'Superba Azella'Eva Kenworthy Gray1926Cane-like Superba
'Superba Mentone'Eva Kenworthy Gray1926Cane-like Superba
'Bea Roberts'Irene Nuss1978Cane-like
'Catherine N'Irene Nuss1997Cane-like
'Chet Nave'Irene Nuss1973Cane-like
'Claire Christensen'Irene Nuss?Cane-like
'Concerto'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Donna Marie'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Easter Parade'Irene Nuss1978Cane-like
'Elsie Manahan'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Flora Lei'Irene Nuss?Cane-like
'Glendora Champlin'Irene Nuss?Cane-like
'Goldie Frost'Irene Nuss?Cane-like
'Jackie Brookshire'Irene Nuss1989Cane-like
'Jana Ross'Irene Nuss?Cane-like
'Katharine Alberti'Irene Nuss1978Cane-like
'Laura Rokey'Irene Nuss1978Cane-like
'Linda Nuss'Irene Nuss1978Cane-like
'Madame Butterfly'Irene Nuss?Cane-like Superba
'Marion Lindgren'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Minuet'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Pat McElderry'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Pataloons'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Peaches n Cream'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Rain Dance'Irene Nuss2000Cane-like
'Regis Way'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Rhapsody'Irene Nuss1978Cane-like
'Snowflakes'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Staccato'Irene Nuss1998Cane-like
'Westchester'Irene Nuss1971Cane-like
'Alto de Serra'Leslie Woodriff1945Shrub like
'Baby Rainbow'Leslie Woodriff1940Rex-cultorum
'Bokit'Leslie Woodriff1957Rhizomatous
'Brown Eyes'Leslie Woodriff1973Rhizomatous
'Carol Imp'Leslie Woodriff1948Rhizomatous
'Cathansiana'Leslie Woodriff1948Rhizomatous
'Cath-Imp'Leslie Woodriff1948Rhizomatous
'Double Cross'Leslie Woodriff1947Rhizomatous
'Fairy'Leslie Woodriff1944Tuberous
'Fantasy'Leslie Woodriff1941Rex-cultorum
'It'Leslie Woodriff1941Rex-cultorum
'Ivy Ever'Leslie Woodriff1947Scandent
'Lulandii'Leslie Woodriff1935Cane-like
'Madame Butterfly'Leslie Woodriff1977Rhizomatous
'Pink Fairy'Leslie Woodriff1946Tuberous
'Silver Cascade'Leslie Woodriff1977Scandent
'Silver Sweet'Leslie Woodriff1947Rex-cultorum
'Two Face'Leslie Woodriff1978Scandent
'Versi-Cath'Leslie Woodriff1977Rhizomatous
'Florence Rita'M. L. Macintyre1981Cane-like
'Olei Silver Spot'Michiko Nakamura1979Cane-like
'Interlaken'Alfred D. Robinson1934Cane-Like