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Hardy begonia: Begonia grandis evansiana

Hardy begonia: Begonia A pleasant surprise to many gardeners, this begonia is hardy to Zone 6 and ideal for a moist, shady spot. The bold green angel-wing leaves have red veins and are dramatic when back-lit. From late summer through frost, it bears typical delicate pink flowers. There is also a white flowered cultivar, 'Alba.' Begonia grandis evansiana perennial pink oval to oblong, hairy, serrated leaves emerge gray-green, become dark green, and fade to yellow, apricot, orange, and rust in fall,,,ferny leaves,,toothed, 3-lobed leaves,,narrow leaves,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,,,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,,,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,toothed, lobed leaves,,,,3 parted lobed leaf with gray-green underside,,shallowly lobed leaves,,open, light, very fine, feathery leaves,,open, light, very fine, feathery leaves,,open, light, very fine, feathery leaves,,lobed diamond and oblong leaflets,,feathery leaves,,lance-shaped leaves,,,,,lance-shaped leaves,,,,round, green stems with 1/8 inch-long brown spines,,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,triangular needles,inversely lance-shaped, toothed leaves,,inversely lance-shaped, toothed leaves,,elliptic-oval, leathery leaves,,,shiny, rounded leaves,,deeply divided,,,palmate, deeply divided,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets on mottled stems,,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets, often marked with silver,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets on mottled stems,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets on mottled stems,,,puckered, toothed leaves,,deeply cut foliage,feathery, finely cut foliage,,lancelike leaves,,green arrow-shaped leaves marbled with white,,,compound leaves,,3-inch wide, straplike foliage,,,ovate-triangular, shallowly-lobed leaves,,,downy, heart-shaped leaves,,,glossy, kidney-shaped,,narrow, lance-shaped leaves,,narrow, lance-shaped leaves,,simple, alternate, obovate leaves with tapered base,,,needlelike "leaves" are stems that form arching, bushy, foxtail-like fronds,,narrow, needlelike "leaves" that are stems,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,glossy, lance-shaped leaves,wavy, spearlike,rough, oblong to heart-shaped leaves,,rough, oblong leaves,,rough, oblong leaves,,shiny leaves,,,fernlike leaves,,shiny, dark-green leaves,,fernlike leaves,,3- to 7-lobed, toothed leaves,,upright fronds arch outward with age,silver-gray fronds with dark-green midribs,silvery-gray fronds with red midribs,coarsely serrated, glossy, leathery dark-green to medium-green leaves, some with yellow or white variegation,,hairy, swordlike leaves,,,,,thick, toothed, sticky leaves,,,3 rounded leaflets per leaf on little to no stalks,,,rosettes of long, cascading, straplike leaves,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,,,,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,,toothed, shiny, oblong-ovate to sickle-shaped leaves,,,,,dark-green angel-wing leaves with prominent red-haired veins, upright oval to oblong, hairy, serrated leaves emerge gray-green, become dark green, and fade to yellow, apricot, orange, and rust in fall,,,ferny leaves,,toothed, 3-lobed leaves,,narrow leaves,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,,,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,,,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,toothed, lobed leaves,,,,3 parted lobed leaf with gray-green underside,,shallowly lobed leaves,,open, light, very fine, feathery leaves,,open, light, very fine, feathery leaves,,open, light, very fine, feathery leaves,,lobed diamond and oblong leaflets,,feathery leaves,,lance-shaped leaves,,,,,lance-shaped leaves,,,,round, green stems with 1/8 inch-long brown spines,,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,triangular needles,inversely lance-shaped, toothed leaves,,inversely lance-shaped, toothed leaves,,elliptic-oval, leathery leaves,,,shiny, rounded leaves,,deeply divided,,,palmate, deeply divided,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets on mottled stems,,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets, often marked with silver,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets on mottled stems,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets on mottled stems,,,puckered, toothed leaves,,deeply cut foliage,feathery, finely cut foliage,,lancelike leaves,,green arrow-shaped leaves marbled with white,,,compound leaves,,3-inch wide, straplike foliage,,,ovate-triangular, shallowly-lobed leaves,,,downy, heart-shaped leaves,,,glossy, kidney-shaped,,narrow, lance-shaped leaves,,narrow, lance-shaped leaves,,simple, alternate, obovate leaves with tapered base,,,needlelike "leaves" are stems that form arching, bushy, foxtail-like fronds,,narrow, needlelike "leaves" that are stems,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,glossy, lance-shaped leaves,wavy, spearlike,rough, oblong to heart-shaped leaves,,rough, oblong leaves,,rough, oblong leaves,,shiny leaves,,,fernlike leaves,,shiny, dark-green leaves,,fernlike leaves,,3- to 7-lobed, toothed leaves,,upright fronds arch outward with age,silver-gray fronds with dark-green midribs,silvery-gray fronds with red midribs,coarsely serrated, glossy, leathery dark-green to medium-green leaves, some with yellow or white variegation,,hairy, swordlike leaves,,,,,thick, toothed, sticky leaves,,,3 rounded leaflets per leaf on little to no stalks,,,rosettes of long, cascading, straplike leaves,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,,,,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,,toothed, shiny, oblong-ovate to sickle-shaped leaves,,,,,dark-green angel-wing leaves with prominent red-haired veins dark-green oval to oblong, hairy, serrated leaves emerge gray-green, become dark green, and fade to yellow, apricot, orange, and rust in fall,,,ferny leaves,,toothed, 3-lobed leaves,,narrow leaves,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,round-to-triangular, 3-part, irregularly lobed leaf,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,,,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,,,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,finely divided, fernlike leaves,,toothed, lobed leaves,,,,3 parted lobed leaf with gray-green underside,,shallowly lobed leaves,,open, light, very fine, feathery leaves,,open, light, very fine, feathery leaves,,open, light, very fine, feathery leaves,,lobed diamond and oblong leaflets,,feathery leaves,,lance-shaped leaves,,,,,lance-shaped leaves,,,,round, green stems with 1/8 inch-long brown spines,,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,lobed leaflets,,triangular needles,inversely lance-shaped, toothed leaves,,inversely lance-shaped, toothed leaves,,elliptic-oval, leathery leaves,,,shiny, rounded leaves,,deeply divided,,,palmate, deeply divided,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets on mottled stems,,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets, often marked with silver,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets on mottled stems,,,umbrella-like, deeply divided leaflets on mottled stems,,,puckered, toothed leaves,,deeply cut foliage,feathery, finely cut foliage,,lancelike leaves,,green arrow-shaped leaves marbled with white,,,compound leaves,,3-inch wide, straplike foliage,,,ovate-triangular, shallowly-lobed leaves,,,downy, heart-shaped leaves,,,glossy, kidney-shaped,,narrow, lance-shaped leaves,,narrow, lance-shaped leaves,,simple, alternate, obovate leaves with tapered base,,,needlelike "leaves" are stems that form arching, bushy, foxtail-like fronds,,narrow, needlelike "leaves" that are stems,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,glossy, lance-shaped leaves,wavy, spearlike,rough, oblong to heart-shaped leaves,,rough, oblong leaves,,rough, oblong leaves,,shiny leaves,,,fernlike leaves,,shiny, dark-green leaves,,fernlike leaves,,3- to 7-lobed, toothed leaves,,upright fronds arch outward with age,silver-gray fronds with dark-green midribs,silvery-gray fronds with red midribs,coarsely serrated, glossy, leathery dark-green to medium-green leaves, some with yellow or white variegation,,hairy, swordlike leaves,,,,,thick, toothed, sticky leaves,,,3 rounded leaflets per leaf on little to no stalks,,,rosettes of long, cascading, straplike leaves,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,,,,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,asymmetrical, thick, fleshy, rounded to pointed leaves,,,toothed, shiny, oblong-ovate to sickle-shaped leaves,,,,,dark-green angel-wing leaves with prominent red-haired veins 121 fall summer 135 0 1.5 1.5 5.0 5.0 perennial Hardy begonia is relatively carefree. 6 9 12 36 12 other shade-loving plants like false goatsbeard dead nettle lungwort foam flower hostas, and ferns. Maintain soil all season. At the start of each season, apply all-purpose fertilizer, following label directions. 0 slightly aromatic Hardy begonias are late to emerge in spring. Mark the site in fall so you don't accidently dig up the bed the next spring. Begonias return from tubers and self-seed. The hardy begonia is native to Malaysia, Japan, and China. Begonias are monoecious meaning each plant bears separate male and female flowers. The female flowers are easily identified by the winged ovary beneath the petals. Plant in spring or fall in a shady, moist site. Amend soil with well-rotted manure or compost. Plant container-grown begonias at the same depth they were in pot. Space at a distance equal to, or slightly less, than the mature spread. Mulch to conserve moisture. 0 Cut foliage to the ground after first frost or before spring growth resumes. fertile 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 > 0 0 1 0
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