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Begonia grandis

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Hardy begonia is part of the Begonia genus and its scientific name is Begonia grandis. The grandis part of this plant's botanical name means 'large'.

This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Baby pink.

Hardy begonia is a flower / ornamental perennial, it will last at least up to several years in its native climate.

Hardy begonia is known for its forb growing habit. Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.

Typically, Hardy begonia is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Hardy begonia have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Hardy begonia

  • Dappled Sun

  • Full Shade

  • Medium

Enjoys a dappled sun / full shade position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 7 - Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Hardy begonia requires a loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Hardy begonia is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Hardy begonia to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Hardy begonia from seed

Transplanting Hardy begonia

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hardy begonia is a hardy plant.

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Hardy begonia Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin grandis meaning “large”

Other names for Hardy begonia


Begonia evansiana, Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana

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