Begonia species from India
1 packet of approximately 100+, naturally small, fresh seeds. Our original plant was sold under the name of B. cathayana but it is more likely a form of the highly variable species B. palmata. Green, palmate foliage with slight, central colouring of purple to the younger leaves and white flowers in autumn. Height 50 cm. Full to part shade in a sheltered position in moist, humus rich, well draining soil. We have never tested how hardy it is, so would recommend pot growing it and keeping it totally frost free until it has been further tested.
Before purchasing, please do an internet search for instructions on how to grow Begonias from seed as, due to their size, they may be difficult to grow for inexperienced gardeners (and instructions will not be sent).