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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
beefsteak plant hardy begonia
Begonia discolor Begonia evansiana
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. grandis subsp. evansiana is tuberous perennial with obliquely ovate, olive-green leaves, sometimes reddish beneath, and nodding clusters of slightly fragrant pale pink or white flowers 2-3cm across in 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
Grow outdoors in well-drained humus-rich, neutral to acidic soil. Grow in good but not direct light in a frost-free area. Under glass grow in well drained loam-less or loam-based compost. Will not tolerate water logging
Propagate by seed, stem tip or leaf cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get caterpillars, mealybugs, tarsonemid mite, thrips, vine weevil and aphids
May be infected by powdery mildews
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