Hardy Begonias- “A Pass Along Plant”

What a wonderful begonia! I will look for one soon.

Forest Garden

Hardy Begonia growing among Creeping Jenny, ferns, and ivy.Hardy Begonia growing among Creeping Jenny, ferns, and ivy.

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.August 31 2013 Dad's b'day 007

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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About sabuloustempest

I have gone back to what I love, which is, drawing, painting, pen and ink, creating items through all possibilities, gardening, walking in natural beauty, and enjoying life. I have a BFA from Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.
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3 Responses to Hardy Begonias- “A Pass Along Plant”

  1. Thank you so much for re-blogging this post 😉 It is a wonderful plant, and is just coming into its late summer beauty. These are difficult to find at most garden centers. Plant Delights Nursery has a wonderful selection of them. Best wishes, WG

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