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.
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