Plant ID forum: Solid Zone 8 Hardy Begonia ID Please

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jun 8, 2014 6:47 PM CST
I've had this plant for about 4 years now - always kind of spindly and pathetic .. I've pretty much ignored it and it's stays outside no matter what the weather and always comes back .. early this Spring I took pity on it and cleaned up the pot it was in and added more soil (it was surviving for years in about 2 inches deep of soil) and it took off like a rocket. The leaves are HUGE. I don't remember what the flower looks like but I'm hoping someone can give me an ID on it.

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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jun 8, 2014 7:00 PM CST
Most likely Hardy Begonia (Begonia grandis)
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Jun 8, 2014 7:06 PM CST
Thanks! That was quick. Memory came back when I saw the pictures of the flowers. Had no idea they could get so big.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

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