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Begonia Freddie

Begonia Freddie was hybridized by Rudolph Ziesenhenne in Santa Barbara. It is noted for leaves that can get huge. They are glossy green on the top and red underneath. The flowers, while nice, are secondary. They are pale pink or near white on a stalk held above the foliage. Begonia Freddie makes a wonderful houseplant as well as outdoor shade plant where the weather conditions are mild. Rudy suggested that they be grown on a mixture of oak leaf mold and washed sand. Looking at his plants it can't be bad advice.

Begonia Freddie

Flowers and foliage of Begonia Freddie. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.