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Begonia sp. (Angelwing Begonias)

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Life: Perennial

Size: average 18-24", but varies

Light: Bright Shade

Water: Moist, Well-Drained

Soil: Some Sand to Clay Loam

A large group of Begonias united by the shape of their leaves, which are elongated hearts shaped a bit like folded angels' wings. Like all Begonias, they should be protected from hard frosts and direct burning sunlight. They come in a variety of cultivars with different sizes and colors as described below:

Albopicta

A bushy grower with white flowers and small green leaves with silver spots.

Calico

Has red flowers and medium-sized bronze leaves with very irregular silver markings.

Catalina

A prostrate grower, as opposed to upright, it has pale pink to almost white blooms and glossy dark green leaves that are almost black.

"Charm" Series

Has double pink or red flowers and variegated leaves.

Cherryblossom

Has double pink and white flowers with waxy leaves.

Convolvulacea

A large trailing grower that has small white flowers appearing during winter and spring in large clusters and shiny light green leaves.

Dainty Spray

It has both upright and trailing stems with pink flowers and small, dark, bronzed leaves.

Diana

A large, cane-type grower with pink flowers and shiny, apple-green leaves.

Down Home

A bushy grower with hot coral flowers and dark green leaves with a burgundy underside and toothed edges.

Flamingo Queen

Has pale pink flowers appearing in large clusters and large, 5" x 12" leaves with large silvery-white spots.

Hot Tamale

Has lipstick-red flowers and fluted dark green leaves.

Jean Pernet

A very bushy grower with light salmon-pink flowers and small copper leaves.

Kristy

Has bright pink flowers and large leaves that are dark green, almost black, with a bronze cast and large silver dots and dashes.

Lady Carol

Has double red flowers and waxy leaves.

Lady Francis

Has double pink flowers and waxy leaves.

Lady Snow

Has double white flowers and waxy leaves.

Laguna

An arching grower with showy coral flowers and dark green leaves with white spots.

Lois Burke

A compact, bushy grower with bright orange flowers and small, shiny, bright green leaves with small silvery-white spots.

Looking Glass

An upright cane grower with large silver leaves that rarely blooms.

Matchmaker

Has rosy-pink flowers and very large, 5" x 14" leaves that are shiny green with large silver-white spots.

Midori/Troutleaf

An upright, bushy grower with pale pink flowers and medium green leaves with many small silver spots and burgundy undersides.

Miss Mummy

Has rosy-pink flowers and medium-sized blackish-green leaves with large silver dots.

My Special Angel

A nicely compact grower, 14-18", with pink flowers and medium sized green leaves with silver spots.

Nokomis

A bushy grower with pale pink flowers and moderately large, olive green leaves with silver dashes.

Orange Rubra

An open, semi-trailing grower with bright orange flowers and shiny apple-green leaves.

Orpha Fox

Has bright pink flowers and dark green leaves that are heavily dashed with silvery streaks and a toothed edge.

Polka Dot

Has white flowers and medium-sized, dark green leaves with many silvery spots and a burgundy underside.

Pinafore

A compact grower with bright reddish-coral flowers and medium sized, bronzy-green leaves with a burgundy underside.

Pink Shasta

A bushy grower with pink flowers and medium-sized, unspotted, shiny green leaves.

Red Coccinea

A large grower with red flowers and medium green, shiny leaves.

Richmondensis

A large grower with red or pink flowers and small, slightly hairy, medium green leaves.

Salasifolia

A large grower with white flowers with pink edges and medium-sized, shiny green leaves with silver spots.

Sophie Cecile

Has medium pink flowers and dark blackish-green leaves with silvery spots and streaks and a jagged edge.

Snowcap

An upright grower with red flowers and medium green leaves smothered in small white dots.

Spotted Diana

A large grower with salmon-pink flowers and bronzy-green leaves with silvery spots.

Tom Ment

A bushy grower with pale pink flowers and medium-sized, bronzy-green leaves.

Torch

Has coral-red flowers and dark, blackish-green leaves with a burgundy underside.

UO-62

An upright grower with small, fuzzy, bronzy-green leaves with pink spots that rarely flowers.

White Shasta

A medium-sized grower with large clusters of big, white flowers and medium sized, apple green leaves with a few silvery spots.