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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"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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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!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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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 Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

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