Questions about foliage color and bloom time
Hey, Begonia fans!
I've got a couple of questions, and I'm hoping some of you can help:
1) I'm considering purchasing two Rexes, Curly Lion and Green Tiger, through mail order (rexbegonias.com). What's attracting me to these cultivars are the seemingly yellow leaves, but yellow seems to be rare color in the Rex world. Does anyone have these plants? If so, can you tell me whether the foliage truly is yellow, or whether the lighting of the online images is enhancing a green leaf?
2) Does anyone know the bloom color and timing (i.e., seasonal, everblooming, etc.) for
-Benito Chiba (rhizomatus)
-Maurice Amy (cane/angel wing)
-Looking Glass (cane/angel wing)
3) I purchased an untagged Rex a month ago, and now I'm wondering what it is. Its coloration is that of Camelot, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas Corkscrew, and Shirley, but I don't what how to distinguish between these cultivars. Anyone know their differences? If not, is Merry Christmas the most available/common of them?
4) The ABS featured Angel Glow as the "Begonia of the Week" on 6/8/09. Anyone know if it's for sale anywhere?
Sorry about the lengthy post, and thanks for any/all help!