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pammer
Mar 30, 2016 4:48 PM CST
My Dad was the originator of several begonia's, including one named after me, Pam Sue, where can I get one. His name was Gordon Lepisto?
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 30, 2016 4:58 PM CST
Pam, do you know what kind of begonia it was, tuberous, fiberous rooted or Rex? That will help to narrow the search.
Elaine

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pammer
Mar 30, 2016 5:27 PM CST
I think it was Rex.

pammer
Mar 30, 2016 5:28 PM CST
He also originated the begonia (great expectations)
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ArtD
Mar 30, 2016 6:11 PM CST
There is a Pam Sue listed in the Data Base at:
Begonia (Begonia 'Pam Sue')
and there's a Barbara Lepisto at:
Begonia (Begonia 'Barbara Lepisto')

Don't know where to find any off hand but will look around.

Art


pammer
Mar 30, 2016 6:22 PM CST
Barbara was his second wife. Thanks for everything you're doing. When I looked up Gordon lepisto begonia, he was the hybridizer(if that makes sense) for a lot of begonia's that won awards for the Nat'l Begonia Society, supposed to get the original, didn't.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 30, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Just a crazy "gardening nut" idea here but do you live anywhere near his old home, Pam? Even if he hasn't been there for many years (I see Pam Sue was a cross from 1974) there might be plants still in his garden from when he lived there.

Begonias start very easily from cuttings . . . but do ask the present owners for cuttings if you see the one you're looking for.

Failing that, I just looked at the one online nursery I've ordered begonias from. Glasshouse Works has over 150 different begonias but they don't have 'Pam Sue'. But if you contact them, they may know how to track it down. Here's their web page, and there's a phone number and e-mail address at the bottom.

http://www.glasshouseworks.com/tropicals-and-houseplants/tro...
Elaine

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