What a wonderful begonia! I will look for one soon.
Many years ago I heard about a hardy Begonia- a perennial Begonia which would spread to form a large mound of beautiful foliage and delicate pink flowers every single year. I looked for such a plant at nurseries for several years before finally finding a small pot one day at the McDonald Garden Center in Virginia Beach. I was so excited to finally have one to try in my own garden.
Hardy Begonia was one of those legendary plants to me in those days- wonderful plants you hear about, but can rarely find for sale. You had to “know someone” who would give you a start of this quintessential “pass along plant”. This of course was before the days when we lived through the internet. I was on the mailing list for more than a half dozen nursery catalogs, but didn’t…
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