You can request
a “Hold Order” for Hardy Perennials and we will ship them
when it’s planting time in your zone. Otherwise, Hardy
Perennials can be kept in a cool or cold spot like an unheated
garage, cool cellar or outbuilding. Cover the pot and soil
with insulating material (burlap, clean rags, newspaper) and
check the soil every 2-3 weeks to make sure it doesn’t dry
out completely. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground
is open and no longer frozen. Dormant plants can endure
freezing temperatures in the spring as long as the plant
remains dormant without any green buds.
Begonia venosa (Begonia species)
Tolerant to dryness and neglect, this upright species from Brazil has always been one of the best examples of the “indestructible begonia.” The thick, round, leathery leaves are covered with fine white hairs and clusters of fragrant white blooms arise on tall stems year-round. It likes a bright location with some direct sun if possible and can thrive in conditions that are dry in both soil moisture and atmosphere. Pruning the upright stems to maintain height is taken with ease.
Hardy to Zone 10 and higher for outdoors.
Partial sun, grows to 16-24" in container, minimum temperature indoors 60°, everbloomer.