To Be-gonia or Not to Be-gonia, That is the Question

Begonias get a bad rap, and I am partly to blame. As the new Floriculture Director of Landscape Services, Inc, I have a tendency to take on a snobbish disdain for the plebeian bronze-leaf or green-leaf wax begonia. But when push comes to 100 degree drought shove, these ordinary plants tend to hold up to extraordinary conditions. Then there are exotic rex begonias and the dreamy hybrids like Begonia ‘Bonfire’. 

 I choose “To Be…”

This unknown angel wing begonia is beautifully paired with a vibrant chartruese hosta.