Begonia x chungii DJHT 99168
1 packet of approximately 50, naturally small, hand pollinated, fresh seeds. A natural hybrid between B. palmata and B. longifolia found in 1999 by Dan Hinkley in Taipingshan, Taiwan. Produces narrowly-lobed, pointed leaves and small, light pink flowers. Height 30 cm. Full to part shade in a cool, sheltered position in moist, humus rich, well-drained soil. Not tested for hardiness, though it could be hardy to -5 C, so we would suggest growing it as a potted specimen in the garden and bringing it in before the first frosts.
I often get asked how to sow Begonia successfully. I find them easy but I've been doing it for some years - the main thing is warmth, light and humidity. I use a peat-free compost with added horticultural sand and surface sow the tiny seeds as they need light to germinate. I could go into more detail but space won't permit so here is a good, detailed link for those who would like to give it a try: www.begonias.org/greenhouse/…/brads_articles/seedgrowing.htm