The Main Plant entry for Begonias (Begonia)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Begonias.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Begonia

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Location: Maine
Location: Lilly garden zone 5 Indiana
Date: 2022-07-07
In a garden setting
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: August 
Begonia
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2020-10-03
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Pots
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2023-03-21
Location: MOBOT, St Louis
Date: 2011-08-09

Date: 2014-07-07
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2023-03-21
Location: DeLand Florida
Date: 2013-04-16
'Miss Goldie' in her Dragon Wing Easter Bonnet!
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2023-04-18
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT) - St Louis
Date: 8-9-11

Date: 2014-07-07
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2020-06-11
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2017-08-12
Location: Holy Church of the Dormition of Saint Mary (?) Meteora Kalabaka
Date: 12 24 22
Location: Fairfax, VA
Marked as 'Brazillian species', but not specific ID otherwise. I
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: May 12,  2022
Begonia #40 nn, LHB page 694, 139-1, "Named for Michel Begon 1638
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-07-25
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2023-04-20
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, Barn Nursery
Date: 7-7-2017
Location: Columbia, SC
Date: 2015-07-06
Wax begonia blooms
Location: My garden
Location:  Balboa Park Botanical Structure, San Diego, California 
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: home greenhouse, Louisiana
Date: 2018-06-06
Hairs, specific characteristic of B. sizemoreae

Date: 2014-07-07
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2020-07-10
Location: greenhouse at oldfields
Date: 2019-08-01
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)

Date: 2009-04-21
unknown
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2011-08-09

Date: 2013-10-16
Location: Home
Date: 3/7/14
Location: Gent, Belgium
Date: 2008-09-05
Houseplant in my zone 8a!
Location: Balboa Park Botanical Structure - San Diego, California
Date: 2013-08-16
Location: Fairfax, VA | December 2022
Date: 2022-12-28
Location: At Korbel Champagne Cellars 
Date: 2011-09-19
Location: Fairfax, VA | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-14
labeled wax red but that does not help

Date: c.1873
painting by Marianne North, "Brazilian Flowers" via Royal Botanic
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-04-10 
Growing in a terrarium

Date: 2014-07-07

Date: 2014-07-07

Date: 2014-07-07

Date: 2014-07-07

Date: 2014-07-07
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2023-03-21

Date: 2014-07-07
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-03-30
Stem cut about a week ago, red nub is where a new stem is startin

Date: c. 1899
illustration by Adeline Herbst of hybrids resulting from Begonias

Date: 2013-07-18

Date: 2013-07-18

Date: 2022-04-14
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Photo by purpleinopp
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-03-02
New plant from leaf cutting of Begonia Hocking Velvet held down b

Date: 2009-06-20

Date: 2009-06-20
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-08-30
Location: Enterprise, AL
Date: 2015-04-22
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date: 2019-04-08
Strange prickly plant that sprouted in my Bromeliad pot
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2020-10-28
volunteer seedling
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-10-20

Date: 2022-04-01
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 8-9-11
Location: DeLand Florida
Date: 2012-05-19
This plant blooms like this nearly year-round in Central Florida.
Location: DeLand Florida
Date: 2014-05-15
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2020-06-02
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-03-24

Date: 2013-10-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-09-10
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2015-07-10

Date: 2021-09-19

Date: 2021-09-19
Location: Fairfax, VA | October 2022
Date: 2022-10-30
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: my garden 
Date: 2018-01-16
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Sandy, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-04-14
Any help in further identifying this plant would be appreciated.
Location: Sandy, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-04-14
Any help in further identifying this plant would be appreciated.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-06-13
Photo by DavidofDeLand
Location: Waukesha, Wi
Date: 2011-08-18

Date: 2014-07-07
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-06-22

Date: 2022-04-02
Photo by Paul2032

Date: 2022-04-02

Date: 2022-04-02
Location: my garden 
Date: 2018-03-19
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2014-03-28
Bloom of a NOID Rhizomatous Begonia
Location: greenhouse at oldfields
Date: 2019-08-01

Date: 2018-12-20
Location: greenhouse at oldfields
Date: 2019-08-01
a nice collection
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-10-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-03
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Wild specie growing in the shade on the rainforest floor..
Location: Test garden
Photo by purpleinopp
Photo by purpleinopp
Photo by purpleinopp
Photo by purpleinopp
Location: central Illinois - Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2014-03-22
Angel Wing a/o cane begonia
Location: Van der Veer Botanical garden, Davenport, Ia.
Date: 2012-07-02

Date: 2009-06-20
Location: Davenport. Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: Davenport. Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05
Location: Enterprise, AL
Date: 2015-04-22
Location: Enterprise, AL
Date: 2015-04-22
Location: Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Date: 2022-04-05
small growth
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-03
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-03
Location: Inside my house
Date: 2017-03-25
Grown from seed & just starting to bloom!
Location: Maine
Date: 2022-05-25
Location: DeLand Florida
Date: 2011-09-17
This one produces white to red flowers.
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-06-17
Put in rain in evening and forgot next morning.  Some leaves got
Location: DeLand Florida
Date: 2013-04-09
These older less hybridized plants did not have spots on their le
Location: Lindon Nursery, Lindon, Utah
Date: 2009-06-20
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-04-08
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2023-06-12
Begonia x tuberhybrida
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-07-25
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-03-03
unknown angel-wing
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2015-07-06
Begonia assortment
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-05-01
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-05-31 
Unknown Dragon Wing Begonia
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-04-30
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2007-10-04 
~ A few begonias I once grew ~
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-03-25
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-05-22
Rex begonia
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-05-22
Rex begonia
Location: Canada
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-05
Location: Gent, Belgium
Date: 2006-11-10
Houseplant in my zone 8a!

Date: 2021-09-19
Location: San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-06
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-08-30
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-07-13

Date: 2014-06-08
Back of leaf.
Location: Sandy, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-04-14
Any help in further identifying this plant would be appreciated.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-02-18
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-03-30
Stem cut about a week ago, red nub is where a new stem is startin
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Photo by purpleinopp
Location: NC| June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-14
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-08-04
Sunburn spots.
Location: Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: Philadelphia Flower Show
Date: March 2017
Wonderful red edge on these tiny leaves
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: Conservatory, Longwood Gardens, Christmas 2014
Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
Location: Atlanta BG
Date: Aug 16
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2006-10-28
Location: Sherwood Oregon
Date: 2017-03-27
A beginning bloom of this plant that hasn't bloomed for 7 years
Location: Pasadena MD
Date: July 7 2016
Young plant at Walmart, generically labeled Rex begonia, appears
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 7-3-11
Location: central Illinois-
Date: 2015-12-05
Angel Wing
Location: Test garden 
Date: 2016-11-11
Location: Test garden 
Date: 2016-11-11

Date: 2014-11-10
Location: test garden 
Date: 2015-06-12
Location: test garden 
Date: 2015-06-12
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05
Location: Philadelphia Flower Show
Date: ma
Plant in a 6" fishbowl type terrarium
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-16
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-09-12
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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On November 12, 2021 Bloomed
Angel wing - from cousin Lai - first blooms from cutting
piksihk On March 19, 2018 Bloomed
piksihk On January 16, 2018 Bloomed
Pink blooms
piksihk On January 16, 2018 Obtained plant
Rooted cuttings
piksihk On July 15, 2014 Obtained plant
rooting cutting
WebTucker On May 12, 2022 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Begonia luxurians by bonitin Dec 4, 2011 11:15 AM 1
Begonia ID by Calif_Sue Apr 23, 2017 9:49 AM 0
Looks like 'Sinbad.' by purpleinopp Apr 25, 2017 9:36 AM 8
Rhizomatous Begonia by purpleinopp Jun 2, 2021 6:03 PM 0
Rhizomatous Begonia by purpleinopp Jun 3, 2021 12:50 PM 3
id? by Calif_Sue Jan 2, 2022 10:31 AM 1
Audrey by purpleinopp Sep 5, 2022 5:07 PM 2
Did you go there? by purpleinopp Dec 27, 2022 11:03 AM 2
Begonia 'Bada Bing Rose Bicolor' by sedumzz May 18, 2023 10:15 PM 1

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