Houseplants forum: Amish Yard Sale Find

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DEMinPA
Jul 28, 2012 9:13 AM CST
I purchased a small start of this begonia at a spring Amish yard sale.

Can anyone ID the variety or name?

Thumb of 2012-07-28/DEMinPA/cbc668

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Don
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2012 10:24 AM CST
Hi Don,

Your lovely plant is a Begonia but I don't know which variety.
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Stush2019
Jul 28, 2012 3:24 PM CST
Sorry, Don't know. I thought maybe a Rex but I thought Rex had larger flowers like roses?? Some have Bulbs and others grow with just roots like the bedding begonias sold in spring time. I was never good at growing bulb type. I heard they needed a rest period.
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2012 7:27 PM CST
Probably one of the Rhizomatous Begonias: http://www.google.com/search?q...
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JB
Aug 1, 2012 1:54 PM CST
Is that pink or white? I have only one good eye and it looks like a pale pink to me. It is a cutie. I grew up in the Amish Country of Lancaster County, Pa.

I have three different colors and one is pink. It is Tea Rose

Thumb of 2012-08-01/JB/c1a108 These are babies but you can see the foilage.

The flower is


That is much too pink to be yours. Sorry, thought I may have found a match.


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gardengus
Aug 2, 2012 8:35 AM CST
Looks like one I had few years back called tigerpaw

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Justin
Aug 4, 2012 8:56 AM CST
I agree first seem to be Begonia Tiger Paw.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/...

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DEMinPA
Aug 4, 2012 8:14 PM CST

It does look like tiger paw. The flowers are white.

Thanks to all of you.

Don

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