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Prplbrd
Sep 8, 2016 12:50 PM CST
Hello! A friend of mine has begonias (not sure what kind) that are planted in her yard. She lives near Boston and is worried about what to do with them for the fall and winter? Does anyone know?

Thank you!

Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 8, 2016 1:00 PM CST
It depends upon which begonias your friend planted and what zone she lives in. Some are hardy to zone 6 while others can barely survive in zone 11.

If she really doesn't know what they are, her begonias can be transplanted to pots and taken in.
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purpleinopp
Sep 8, 2016 2:32 PM CST
Begonia grandis is the only one I know that could possibly be hardy there. Did your friend put them in the ground herself?

Hardy Begonia (Begonia grandis)

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Prplbrd
Sep 9, 2016 11:22 AM CST
Not sure, I will find out more details
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purpleinopp
Sep 9, 2016 12:06 PM CST
More verbal info &/or pics would be helpful to figuring out what kind of Begonia. There are MANY, and they are surprisingly diverse in their tolerances/preferences. Some plants called Begonia are from another genus entirely.

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