Bolivian Begonia (Begonia boliviensis) in the Begonias Database

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Data specific to Begonias (Edit)
Plant Types: Tuberous

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Tuber
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

In only 4 hours of morning filtered sun then bright light

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 13, 2018 9:14 PM

I started my 2 hanging baskets from seeds I got in the Jan. 2017 seed swap here on They were hand-labeled "Bolivian Begonias." I noticed early on that the leaves of some plants were medium solid green, top and back, but some had a speckled bronze back. Flowers and growth habits are identical. They seem to be different varieties. I separated them into 2 baskets, hoping someone can ID variety names by this description.

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