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Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana
Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana
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Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana

Hardy Begonia

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.098.050

A much sought-after rarity, this unusual and unlikely perennial has attractive, tuberous begonia-shaped leaves topped with sprays of light pink single flowers in summer. A wonderful curiosity for the rock garden. At its best in part sun, when planted in light, well-drained soil. Can be grown in containers in cold-winter areas. Use a winter mulch in colder regions. Odd little beak-shaped bulbils at the base of the leaves will fall off and form new plants, sometimes even when the mother plant dies over winter. Plants are late to come up in spring, so be patient.

Further details for
Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
   20-40 cm
   8-16 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.