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Begonia grandis 'Bells and Whistles'

Begonia grandis 'Bells and Whistles'
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Price:  £5.00
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Family:  Begoniaceae
Main Season:  Autumn
Flower Colour:  Pink
Leaf Colour:  Blue/grey/silver
Foliage:  Deciduous
Position:  Shade
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")
Peat Free?  Yes
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H4 minimum -5C to -10C
Pot Size:  9cm

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Approx. 33 in stock

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Smoky green leaves with bright silver spots and deep red undersides on this new American selection. Sprays of light pink flowers in autumn. Hardy. 45cm.

Slightly more compact than most forms, 'Bells and Whistles' looks likely to have some Begonia grandis ssp. sinensis in it's parentage with a lower growing habit and more triangular leaf.  As with all forms of Begonia grandis it is perfectly hardy in the garden in most of the UK, ideally planted on the north side of a fence, wall or large shrub/tree.  If you wish a deep mulch of bark or leafmould will alleviate the worry about it surviving the winter but they really are surprisingly tough!

Also makes a spectacular pot plant but will need protection from frost when growing in containers.

From Ed Bowen.