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Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana 'Alba' (Hardy Begonia)

White Hardy Begonia, Begonia grandis var. alba, Begonia grandis Dryand. subsp. evansiana (Andrews) Irmsch. var. alba hort


Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana var. alba (Hardy Begonia) is a tuberous perennial boasting long-lasting sprays of dainty white flowers, 1 in. across (2-3 cm), from midsummer to early fall. Borne on branching red stems, they rise atop the foliage clump of large, obliquely ovate, olive-green leaves, adorned with reddish undersides. Slow-sprouting, this shade-loving perennial forms a bushy mound that mixes well with hostas and ferns in the shade garden. A desirable begonia variety helping to brighten dark corners.

  • Winner of the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall (45-60 cm) and 12-18 in. across (30-45 cm). Self-propagates by small bulblets which form in the leaf axils and drop to the ground.
  • Prefers partial shade to full shade and organically rich, moist and well-drained soils. Will not tolerate waterlogging. Mulch to protect roots.
  • Propagate by seed, stem tip or leaf cuttings
  • Deadhead flowers to encourage new blooms
  • Watch for caterpillars, mealybugs, tarsonemid mite, thrips, vine weevil, aphids and powder mildew.

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Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Begonias
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Begonias
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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