Begonia grandis Dryand.

Hardy Begonia, Evans Begonia

Family: Begoniaceae

Genus: Begonia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 6 to 7

Size: To 2' tall and wide

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Pink flowers in summer on a bushy mound of foliage. Prefers moist, rich, well-drained soil. Deadheading will encourage bloom. Will self-propagate by bulblets which form in the leaf axils in autumn.



'Grandis' means big or showy.

Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 1: 163 in 1791.

Native to China and Japan.


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