More Information About Begonia
The genus Begonia is huge with over 900 mostly tropical species of summer-flowering perennials. While most recognizable as annual bedding plants or in containers, more and more begonia species have been discovered to be winter-hardy perennials...at least from Zone 8 south. We think you will enjoy our ever-increasing hardy begonia selections to add color to your woodland garden.
Begonia species all prefer a lightly shaded environment and a well-drained, consistently moist soil. Established begonia plants are also fairly drought-tolerant. Our begonia selections produce charming flowers in shades of white, pink or red and provide interesting foliage in a variety of shapes. Once they start blooming in early summer, begonia plants continue producing until fall. We find that hummingbirds love to visit begonia flowers. The long arching stems on some of our begonia selections make them ideal flowering perennials for hanging baskets or containers. Begonia looks good when combined with hosta, heuchera, ferns and ornamental grasses. When you're ready to buy hardy begonias for your perennial woodland garden, we hope you'll check out our on-line list of hardy begonias for sale.