Wax Begonia (Semperflorens Cultorum Group)
It's hard to choose from white, pink or red so
I grow some of each.
Wax begonia is a popular tender perennial mostly grown as garden annual.The compact, bushy, mounded, fibrous-rooted plant features fleshy stems, waxy green to bronze leaves and loose clusters of single or double flowers in shades of white, pink or red. There are dwarf varieties.
I take cuttings for the winter greenhouse. They never stop blooming.
Angel Wing Begonia, a cane begonia.
This one is in a pot.
Leaves are shaped like the wings of an angel.
Brittle stems of the cane begonias break easily when they grow tall. I root every piece that breaks.
I put rooted pieces along my Upper Garden walkway that also serves as a dry creek, draining flood water from the Upper Garden.
Heavy rains left sand on loose-laid brick walls and washed away pine straw on the walk. I'll likely just wait a couple months for more pine straw to fall, pulling weeds and sweeping the walk clean. A dead pine limb had fallen on one of the plants before I took this picture, a hazard of being under pine trees. The bonus side is instant mulch every fall.
Linking to Flaunt Your Flowers on Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time.