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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Feb 15, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Strawberry Begonia

Strawberry Begonia

Thumb of 2020-01-26/Lestv/a3e49b
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Fleur569
Feb 15, 2020 6:17 PM CST
Like a new little starlet on the Banner stage, your Strawberry Begonia is making a darling debut. 🎬 A very cute and delicate flower. Well done.
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Feb 15, 2020 6:26 PM CST
Very cool banner Leslie! Great crop and crisp details. Lovey dubby
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Feb 15, 2020 7:10 PM CST
Such sweet flowers and a lovely banner Thumbs up
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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Feb 15, 2020 7:28 PM CST
Thank you for introducing me to such pretty flower!
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Feb 15, 2020 8:06 PM CST
Beautiful banner Leslie!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Feb 15, 2020 8:51 PM CST
They are indeed delicate, and extremely tiny but bloom in abundance. Will post a larger view when my internet behaves. There is an issue with my modem at the moment.
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joannakat
Feb 15, 2020 9:18 PM CST
So pretty! Well done! Thumbs up
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 15, 2020 9:38 PM CST
Leslie ~ Lovely! Lovey dubby
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Frenchy21
Feb 15, 2020 11:03 PM CST
So delicate and beautiful. Lovely banner Leslie. Smiling
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Feb 16, 2020 7:16 AM CST
This is a new plant for me. What more can I say? The preceding comments say everything. The two words that seem to cover this little gem are "delicate" & "beautiful". Very well done Leslie! Thumbs up
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Feb 16, 2020 9:23 AM CST
Thank you to @Baja_Costero, @dirtdorphins, @EscondidoCal, @evelyninthegarden, @Fleur569, @Frenchy21, @GrammaChar, @greenappleagnes, @greene, @JHeirloomSeeds, @joannakat, @krobra, @lovemyhouse, @Mutisia, @plantmanager, @TBGDN, @touchofsky, @vic, @wildflowers, @zuzu

These little guys are also called Creeping Saxifrage (Saxifraga stolonifera) and have begonia-like leaves. Lots of people grow them as house plants but mine are ground cover on the shady side of my house.

Here is another close-up of their unique flowers: Thumb of 2020-02-16/Lestv/c42fb9

And while this is not the best of shots it shows you the leaves, the small scale of the plant, and the numerous blooms. It filled up with even more blooms later but I didn't get any pictures.
Thumb of 2020-02-16/Lestv/ea584f

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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Feb 16, 2020 9:39 AM CST
Thank you for sharing the pics!

What a great groundcover. The variegation and scale of the leaves with those pretty dainty flowers make perfect hosta companions. Lovey dubby
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Feb 16, 2020 10:30 AM CST
It spreads slowly so it doesn't take over an area. I thought it worked well in front of the hostas.
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North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Feb 16, 2020 10:48 AM CST
They look like little faeries who couldn't decide whether they wanted to be flowers or faeries!

Thank you for sharing those pictures. It is definitely an interesting plant.
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Feb 16, 2020 11:25 AM CST
I couldn't agree more with the comments, Leslie! Thumbs up Thumbs up for a great banner of delicate and interesting flowers.
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
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