Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire'
11th July 2005
In 1990 the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries collected seed of Begonia boliviensis
during an expedition to Bolivia. The seed was grown and selected carefully, and eventually this floriferous
compact form of the species was intoroduced to commerce. It was first made available in Europe in spring 2005.
The compact habit makes it well suited to pot culture, and it will flower continuously from June until
November. It has lost some of the elegance of the typical species, but is unmatched for sheer flower power.
20th June 2006
20th July 2006
30th April 2008
1st August 2009