Is that serious? Indoor plants for the garden? They are not hardy! - That's the reaction of the majority of customers who see these begonias for the first time. Yes, they are actually completely hardy, last winter even some young plants survived in pavement joints on our farm. They are classic forest edge plants, ideal for partial shade to shade. In plant use, they complement well with spring bloomers that move in during May or June. At this time, so late, the begonias first come out of the earth. Wonderful late summer and autumn blooms!
A very good winter hardy and colorful selection of Begonia grandis. Begonia 'Claret Jug' has in addition to the typical pale pink flowers especially dark and bright burgundy leaf undersides. These undersides of the leaves provide a particularly intense tropical flair. The leaf tops are also deeper colored than other varieties. Begonia grandis var. evansiana 'Claret Jug' can be used wonderfully on the slightly drier woody edge, but clearly lush in wet and well drained partial shade. The reddish shoots appear from the end of May, the flowers from August. Depending on location 40-70 cm high and wide.
A very beautiful and robust selection from nature with the same, positive growth characteristics as the previous variety. From the end of May / beginning of June, the large, exotic-looking leaves unfold to start flowering throughout July, extending well into October. The undersides of the leaves are attractively drawn by the deep bordeauxred veining, a very striking feature.
A newly introduced variety of this robust begonia from China with distinct red leafy nerves. Pure white flowers from August to early November, sometimes until the first night frosts. Requires a partially shaded location in humus soil. Compact growth up to 45 cm in height. Forms many bulbils in the leaf axils with which it proliferates further. Very late (late May) expelling! Has slightly smaller but more beautiful leaves than the common subspecies evansiana. Read and named at Pan Global Plants in the West of England by Nick Macer.
A unique species of Begonia worthy of cultivation for its foliage alone. It has very large, hairy leaves and white, sometimes pink-tinged flowers from April to June. After flowering, the foliage increases significantly in size. The leaves settle in winter, graced before weeks with impressive autumn color, which begins at the leaf margins and gradually covers the entire leaf. Height 30 to 40 cm. Protect new shoot from late frosts.
In English, referred to as "sandpaper plant", this suggests the foliage texture. Leathery, finely hairy leaves stand crosswise on stable upright stems up to 1 m in height. As with all boehmerien the foliage is the main ornament. This species is supposed to have split leaf tips (biloba), we have not yet shown this property. We are very curious! Ideal at or below trees in partial shade.
An elegant, asian perennial for shade to partial shade. It forms a decorative and compact deciduous plant up to 120 cm high, with sting-like and finely sawn leaves that end in an elegant tip. The deeply embedded leaf nerves enhance the foliage jewelery effect. Strong textured plan
A very beautiful deciduous perennial for partially shaded locations on not completely dry soil. Large clouds of skyblue forgetmenotflowers from April to May. During flowering and after, the very large, heart-shaped leaves adorn with a silver-gray drawing. Compact growing to 50 cm high and 60 cm wide. The variety is similar to the well-known 'Jack Frost', but is much larger and vigorous. She was discovered by Alexander Zukeiwitsch from Belarus as a seedling in the garden and brought into cultivation in 2003 by Terra Nova Nurseries from Oregon.
A Caucasus-forget-me-not with bright yellow-green leaves, a real light source in shady garden areas. As in the species here from April to May enjoy a variety of sky blue flowers. Compact growth of 30 cm in height and width, smaller remains. Ideal with dark- or purpleleaved perennials or glossy leaf surfaces.