B. fulgurata | Photo Credit: Ching I. Peng

Welcome to the ABS resources page. Everything Begonia can be found here.

Our Glossary of Begonia Botanical Terms defines and illustrates horticultural terms and attributes specific to begonias.

Browse our detailed and informative Culture and Care Library featuring a wide range of topics relating to species, hybrids, care, and growing of this beautiful genus.

As a tribute to notatable past members of the ABS we’ve compiled information in our Hall of Fame and will continue to add to this category. We thank them for their dedication, contribution and valuable time developing the American Begonia Society over the decades.

Visit our Begonia ID page to identify begonias – cultivars, hybrids and species. ID lists on this page include brief descriptions and photograph. There are over 2000 discovered Begonia species and many more cultivars, so these lists are forever evolving and by no means complete!

We have compiled links of Begonia Societies outside of the United States, other plant societies and gardens that feature Begonias, Begonia plant vendors, and links to access to research and historical Begonia information. This in formation is on our Lists & Links page.

Take a look at our World Map showing ABS branch locations, botanical and other gardens featuring begonias, and more!

Finally, see featured articles of the bi-monthly journal The Begonian, as well as information on how to submit articles and/or advertisements to The Begonian.