Begonia Koelzii NJM 12.077
A new, recently described rhizomatous species, originally discovered by the plant explorer Frank Kingdon-Ward in Manipur, NE India, introduced into cultivation by Nick Macer. Produces clumps of attractive, large, deeply lobed leaves held on red mottled stems and pink flowers in late summer to early autumn. Very similar to panchtharensis but unlike that species it produces leaf bulbils. Height 50 cm. Part shade in a cool, sheltered position in moist, humus rich, well-drained soil. We have not tested this for outside hardiness yet but we’ve heard promising reports and it should prove hardy to -8C with a deep winter mulch.