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Begonia chitoensis BSWJ1954
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Begonia chitoensis BSWJ1954

Hardy Taiwan Begonia

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Item #: 6092

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Taiwan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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After several years of trials, we are pleased to offer this collection of the Taiwanense Begonia chitoensis (previously misidentified as B. ravenii). Our plants come from a Crug Farm expedition to the central mountains of Taiwan. The 10" succulent, rounded leaves emerge from a thick rhizome to form a 2' tall x 2' wide clump. The bold-textured clumps are adorned with stalks of pink flowers, starting in late summer. A moist, well-drained woodland soil is preferable.