Begonia garden. I saved the seedpods last fall filled with dust particle sized seeds and hope to expand. After many years enjoying a cane begonia houseplant i was excited to see a perennial begonia for the garden with very similar angel wing leaves and dangling flowers. Begonias have been around for ages and with good reason. These types belong to the species begonia grandis.
Some are grown for their asymmetrical patterned and variegated foliage and others to add color to shady garden areas with their bright blooms. They have foliage similar to tuberous begonias but rather small pink or white flowers. Begonias can be planted with seeds or with a cutting from another begonia. Typically used as houseplants and in shaded summer beds begonias have tropical and subtropical origins.
Begonias are slow to get going so dont be disheartened if there arent blooms right away. They are hardy to zone 6 and is commonly grown as a perennial in southern gardens. The best time to plant begonias is after the chance of frost has passed. They are grown mostly for their interesting foliage and are more often used as houseplants than as garden plants.
For root tips or leaf cuttings plant them in partial shade in the spring or summer time. For seed begonias you should sow the seed as soon as they are ripe in 70 degree fahrenheit temperatures usually in early spring. These begonias will show fleshy roots and stems creeping along the surface of the soil. This easy to grow annual does well in a variety of conditions and needs little to thrive.