Begonia boliviensis

A highly sought after and outstanding species Begonia of unparalleled beauty! Begonia boliviensis forms 2' clumps in the garden with numerous blooming stems, heavy with flame-like crimson orange flowers all through the Summer. A very hardy plant, this Begonia goes deciduous in Winter and returns from tuberous roots in late Spring around May or June (be patient!) A superlative choice for hanging baskets and shady pots. Indeed, the plants are easier to grow and keep track of in pots because of their long dormancy. The leaves are of an angel-wing type. This species hails from Argentina, where it can be found hanging from shady cliffs. If planted in the ground, good drainage is essential.

Claire Woods

Average Water

USDA Zones 7b-10