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Begonia 'Inca Fire'

I am not aware of any other group of plants that can give this sort of leaf colour. This is vigorous outside during summer. Stagnant moist air in a greenhouse will encourage fungal damage to the leaves. The pinkish white flowers pass without note. Plant it with pot marigolds and scare yourself silly!

If I am sometimes a little hard on the duller Begonias it is because the genus is capable of the most astonishing excesses, and I always feel a little cheated by the species and cultivars that set their sights lower.