Which begonia?

garystpaul(4)April 20, 2013

Hi, folks. I've had this for quite a few years and like its hairy stems with the redpoints. Can anyone identify it beyond begonia (at least I assume it's a begonia)? Thanks. Gary

(I had this query up a few days on the Plant ID forum and got no takers)

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hcmcdole(z7)

Looks like 'Immense'. Can get quite large.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:45AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Now that asking won't unnecessarily bump this discussion (except in the right direction,) I'm curious as heck if those red petiole stripes/spots are common on rhiz. Begonias? I would want to put this plant above my head! It looks hand-painted.

BTW, your Sans looks quite healthy and vigorous, nice!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 11:03AM
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hcmcdole(z7)

Not all rhizos have red hair/bumps. Immense is a hybrid of Ricinifolia which is a hybrid of heracleifolia and barkeri. The red hairs probably come from heracleifolia.

U043 has some very pronounced "bumps" on its petioles which is its sole redeeming quality (IYAM).

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 4:18PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

I like it, none of the rhizomatous ones I've seen or had were so prettily decorated!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 4:36PM
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hcmcdole(z7)

Here is my old Cachuma. Wished I could find another one.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 7:52PM
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hcmcdole(z7)

View of the whole plant.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 7:56PM
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hcmcdole(z7)

Immense hairy stem

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 8:00PM
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