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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: Big "Whopper" wax begonias?

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Hopkinton, MA
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9036879

Hi! The following video describes a new kind of wax begonia called "Big" or "Whopper":

I've had luck growing regular wax begonias (see attached image), so I'm interested in growing this new variety. I searched the Internet but couldn't find a place to get them. Either seeds or plants are fine. Does anyone know where to find these?


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Hopkinton, MA
(Zone 5b)

March 23, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9053884

FYI. I've found the name of the giant begonias! It's Begonia benariensis. Here's a link about this new cultivar:

Now my decision is whether to get seeds or plants. I tried growing cuttings of my regular begonias but that failed in less than 6 hours. Feel free to offer advice on begonia propagation.


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