Browsing: Begonia

Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The genus contains 1,795 different plant species. The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. The genus name "Begonia", coined by Charles Plumier, a French patron of botany, and adopted by Linnaeus in 1753, honors Michel Bégon, a former governor of the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti).

Click on the photo or the name of the plant for which you wish to see further information.

Back to Browse Flowering Plants by Genus.
You can also browse flowering plants by Scientific NameCommon NameFamily, USDA Hardiness Zone or Origin.

Plantopedia

Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire'

Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire' is a tuberous Begonia up 20 inches (50 cm) tall, with spectacular display. It produces masses of vivid, reddish orange blossoms held…

Plantopedia

Begonia boliviensis

Begonia boliviensis is a tuberous Begonia with small, orange-red flowers. The stems from a tuberous root-stock, and attain a height up to 18 inches…

Plantopedia

Begonia foliosa – Fern-leaved Begonia

Begonia foliosa (Fern-leaved Begonia) is a shrub-like Begonia growing up to 3.3 feet (1 m), bearing succulent, pendent stems up to 18 inches (45 cm) long, thickly clothed with glossy, oval, green leaves…