Begonia boliviensis Hybrid
29th June 2008
A couple of years ago I did some hybrids between Begonia boliviensis and a "Pendula" tuberous Begonia. The seedlings have grown into
compact plants with broader tepals. I was hoping to add to the colour range of the "boliviensis" style plants, but I will have to wait
for the next generation to see what is possible.
In an ideal world, I would have used a yellow or white Pendula Begonia, but all I had available at the time was a pink one (though it was as
double as a shot of whisky on New Years eve), so I am also
waiting to see how much variability I have managed to introduce.
A number of similar plants have appeared on the market in the last two years, so I don't think I am the only person going down this route!
17th November 2012