Begonia sp. 'Wild Swan' BWJ7772
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1 packet of approximately 50+, naturally small, hand pollinated, fresh seeds. A lovely, unknown species with small, pretty, white flowers, collected by Bleddyn Wynn-Jones from Yunnan, China. Height 30 cm. Full to part shade in a cool, sheltered position in moist, humus rich, well-drained soil. Not tested for hardiness, though 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