This one is so hot. It is called B. Gazebo and I believe Mike Flaherty of Gazebo Plants hybridized it. I fell in love. So did everyone else and it was SOLD. About 10 of us drooled as we stood next to it and lusted over it. Lali girl has one though. PANT PANT
yes, Butch is correct. All canes with the polka-dots have b. maculata somewhere down the line in their parentage (or is it grandparentage?)
'My Special Angel' is a great one. I've been growing that one for a while now (Logees has it I think)
I have b. maculata and Sierra Mt. King, but mine don't look like that! (Butch's show photo!) and I can vouch for it, it was a good 5' tall and I left a trail of begonia drool behind me. It was a STUNNER! Some of the show begonias in FL. were literally unbelievable!
My recently rooted maculata is blooming already. Got 3 cuttings off ebay about 5 weeks ago, rooted them in water, potted them up about a week ago, and moved outdoors on Monday. Shot some pictures today and saw one was blooming.
Gail, Kartuz Nursery is a good one, Logees is too, Accent for Home and Garden has always been good for me but I see their feed back has some neg. in Watchdog.
I can't say that one is the 'Best' as each has something that I like. Kartuz has a great selection and if they are out - you can put your name on a wait list.
Logees has nice begonias too but I consistently lose about half of them because at times they are small.
I've never had a problem with Accent, I've placed numerous orders with them. And they always have some obscure variegated plant that I think I can't live without too.
You might also try Antonelli's - you can buy cane begonias from them now. I bought two dozen mixed from them a the garden show a few months ago. So far so good. I did have to repot them all as their soil wouldn't work for my house. But they have a nice selection. (Butch might comment as he bought online from them)
thanks so much, begoniacrazii...
I have heard about that place in Waco, but i don't remember in what context I heard something...
edited to say that I will be going to visit an adult child in June...she is only an hour away from Waco...I think I will just make that trip...loved the Sinbad and the other...
Thanks again loads,
In September, 2007 when I went back to Mike's place, there was a B. Gazebo sitting there with no crowd around it like the year before. So I scooped it up in less than a heart beat and took it home. I love it. Good things came to me who waited. LOL
Here is another hairy polka dot. A rex I think. Anyone know the name? It is a trooper. Sat outside all winter with NO protection and it was even putting out new leaves. I need ones like this, cast iron.
Kell, the last of the outside help put the trellis work in yesterday, so now it's up to me to do the finishing touches. Here's a view of the North wall showing the 7 foot swing I told you about. Still much to do to finish this area...the swing needs another coat of paint, the seat cushion and throw pillows are being made, and I have yet to decide what to decorate the walls with. The remainder of the room is just bits and pieces so far.