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Glossary of Begonias

The Martha Stewart Show, Volume 148 March 2006

Begonia 'Northern Lights': Reaches only 12 to 14 inches, white flowers in winter.

'Hocking Wink': Compact grower, winter flowering with clusters of pink blossoms.

bowerae var. nigramarga: Very dwarf, known as the "eyelash begonia."

echinosepala: Fragrant white flowers in summer, shrubby habit.

'Thurstonii': Shrubby type with maroon-red flowers in June.

venosa: Fragrant white flowers, prefers drier soil.

'Rex Cultorum': These begonias are grown for their wildly colored foliage.

'Enech': Forms a small plant with white flowers.

'Snowcap': A cane type; pink flowers accent metallic freckles.

'Hocking Grisaille': Large clusters of pale-green flowers.

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  • minawa 5 Aug, 2012

    Hi Martha, I have a begonia which is well over thirty years old, I have only ever known it as ' Elephant Ears' fairly large rounded dark green shiny leaves. great for propagting and very hardy.
    On your show you had a similar one with very bright red stalks and leaf backs, what is the the name of this, also there was one with an abundant amount of pink flowers on very upright canes what was that one called.
    regards koru1956

  • Hawaiian 1 Sep, 2008

    HELP! I READ YOUR ADVICE AND I WANT TO SAVE MY BEGONIA ( ANGEL WING) IT HAS MILDEW, HOW DID I GET IT? IT IS FAIRLY NEW? HOW CAN I SAVE IT OR WILL IT JUST DIE? THANKS LINDA