Semperflorens The most common and widely available begonia, these guys look great in pots or planted directly into the landscape
Rex Cultorum Begonia Often thought of as houseplants, these guys with beautiful painted leaves can be grown outdoors with special care.
Cane Begonia Growing on stalks resembling bamboo canes, these are the tallest and among the easiest to grow begonias you never heard of, but your grandma did!
Rhizomatous Begonia A close relative of the rex, a plant that grows beautiful leaves from a rhizome that grows along the surface of the soil
Tuberous Begonia Known for producing the largest flowers of all begonias. Not easy to grow in Louisiana heat, but worth the effort
Thick Stem Begonia Possibly the least recognized yet most challenging begonias are those in the thick-stemmed group. They are marked by thick, almost tree-like stems and many grow very tall -- some as high as a house.
Trailing/Scandent Begonia These make beautiful hanging baskets with an explosion of flowers
Shrub Begonia The shrub type is very variable and can range in size from miniatures to giants, 12 feet tall. Some varieties have leaves up to 24 inches long
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