Begonia sp. Michael Wickenden collection U614
A Michael Wickenden collection from Arunachachal Pradesh, India (assigned the number U614 by the American Begonia Society as an unidentified species). Very attractive, distinctive, serrated foliage in silvery green, brown and red shades. Flowers are white with pink tints. Looks stunning in a pot in the garden up until the first frosts. Height to 60 cm. Full to part shade in a sheltered position in moist, humus rich, well-drained soil. Reports from other growers say that this plant has been hardy to -8C with a winter mulch - we have never tested how hardy it is, so would recommend keeping it frost free in colder climates until it has been further tested.