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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
palm leaf begonia
Begonia can be annuals, evergreen or deciduous perennials or shrubs, with fibrous, tuberous or rhizomatous roots and usually asymmetrical leaves, often strikingly patterned, and small or large flowers, both male and female in the same cluster
B. luxurians is an upright, frost-tender, evergreen perennial reaching heights up to 2.5m. The large palmate leaves, held on red-purple cane-like stems, are divided into lance-shaped, hairy leaflets. Pale yellow to white, fragrant flowers are borne in clusters above the leaves from spring into summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Time to ultimate height
When planted outdoors, grow in a frost-free site in a well-drained, humus-rich soil in partial shade. Under glass, grow in a loam-based compost in filtered light, although it can take direct sunlight in winter. Performs best when humidity levels of 50% or more are maintained when in active growth
Propagate by seed and by stem cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Architectural Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical
Pruning None required
Pests May be troubled by mealybugs, aphids, mites and scale insects
Susceptible to powdery mildews
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