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Begonia foliosa var. miniata - Fuchsia Begonia
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Begoniaceae (Begonias)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Fall/Spring
Synonyms: [Begonia fuchsioides, Hort.]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Begonia foliosa var. miniata (Fuchsia Begonia) - Shrubby perennial plant with slender stems and oblong-ovate to sickle-shaped, toothed, shiny, mid-green leaves, 1" across. Produces fuchsia-like, pink to red flowers, to 1 1/4" across most of the year. Grows to about 30" tall x 18" wide. This is probably a hybrid or a selection of Begonia fuchsioides as the species actually has bright red flowers. Plant in bright shade and water regularly.  The information presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations of it growing in our nursery crops, as well as in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing Begonia foliosa var. miniata.