An incredible but tender begonia that we leave out on the terrace until quite late in the year. However, it is not at all hardy so when temperatures fall below 10°C, you’ll need to bring it inside and place it in the greenhouse or in a cool room. Its large and hairy matt green leaves have purple-red backs and look a little like elephant ears. Above these leaves, hairy and f leshy stems bend under the weight of long bunches of large, pinkish-white and red hairy f lowers that bloom from July through to early December. It is a strong and disease-resistant begonia that does well in large pots.
Height 1.2m. Origin Brazil. Conditions Warm humid soil; part shade. Hardiness RHS H1C, USDA 10a-11. Season of interest Summer to winter.