Hardiness Zone 7b-11.
A fabulous Begonia, hardy in milder areas. Also great as a conservatory plant, and this may be the best way to grow it in colder areas. Flowers freely in shade. It makes a spectacular plant in the shady border or in a container.It is a hybrid between two hardy Chinese species.
Deciduous, the foliage dies down in winter to its tuber before emerging in late spring. In colder areas it may not emerge until early June. The leavesarea gorgeous silver marble, it certainly helps give the garden an exotic feel, especially when the pink flowers emerge in late summer.
Well drained fertile soil with an autumn mulch of leaf mould or compost is ideal for this wonderful plant.
Begonia 'Silver Splendor' P9 (0.5litre) €5.95
Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.