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Thursday, September 05, 2019


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Barbara H.

Congratulations on your success, Linda, but beware. It can be a thug. I've pulled it out of my courtyard area where it was taking over. It took a few years to get to this point. It's a handsome devil and I may try to get it started in a more open spot.

Kris P

She's pretty. I hope she continues to thrive. With climate change slowly altering all the rules, I think we need to continue to push the perceived boundaries of our gardens.


So glad the hardy begonia is proving so. It seems like a genius idea as a succession plant for woodland ephemerals.

Linda Brazill

Thanks for the warning. I'd been wondering if I should plant another to fill the rest of the space near it but it sounds like that won't be necessary!!

Linda Brazill

I am not good at succession planting, so I am quite happy with this.

Loree / danger garden

Congrats! I've thought about growing this one, but the fact it takes so long to appear in the garden means I would certain put a shovel through it at some point.

Linda Brazill

The only reason I have not put a shovel through it myself is that it's in a neglected corner that is still unfinished. But I need to work there now when it's blooming so I can see where to plant for its annual arrival. 

Lisa at Greenbow

I have this plant and have had it for about 8 years. It isn't in the best of places but it hasn't tried to take over. I imagine you have to have the perfect place for it to do that. Your has grown much faster and better than mine. It is one of my favorite plants. I just love begonias in general so it is special to me to have one that is hardy.

Lisa at Greenbow

P.S. Congrats on your success with this plant. I know that feeling of joy to get a plant to take when you have tried it several times.

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