Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana var. alba hort.
white hardy begonia
B. grandis subsp. evansiana var. albais tuberous perennial with obliquely ovate, olive-green leaves, reddish beneath, and nodding clusters of slightly fragrantwhite flowers 2-3cm across in summer
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
South–facing or East–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
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
- Name status
How to grow
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 waterlogging. See Begonias: outdoors for further advice.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Low Maintenance
No pruning required
May be infected by powdery mildews
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