Begonia palmata ‘Lime Green’
A selection from wild collected seeds introduced by the late, great Michael Wickenden. Begonia palmata is a highly variable, rhizomatous species that is native to the moist, shaded forests of Asia. This form produces dark, olive green, palmate foliage with a broad, lime green zone (especially bright on young growth) and striking red undersides, and white flowers in the autumn. Height 45 cm. Part to full shade in a cool, sheltered position in moist, humus rich, well-drained soil. This plant has proven to be hardy to -5C if kept dry over winter with a winter mulch though we would recommend keeping your plant totally frost free and keeping it indoors to overwinter as a houseplant.