Is this Begonia Morocco?

greybird_kekeOctober 30, 2012

I ran across a greenhouse that had a great selection of begonias in small pots, unfortunately they were not named. I purchased this beauty with large emerald green leaves, and have been trying to find it's name. The leaves are thick and fuzzy, red underneath, with red hair on the stems. It is a fast grower, and starts easily from leaf cuttings. I'm wondering if it is Morocco? Anyone else here growing it?

Thanks, Nancy

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hcmcdole(z7)

Looks more like Boomer but it might be Morocco.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 6:52PM
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greybird_keke

Hmmm, it does look like Boomer, which I'd never heard of until I just looked it up! BTW hcmcdole, a couple of months ago, I asked on this forum if it would be a bad idea to purchase rhizomatous begonias so late in the season, wondering if they would grow over winter....you told me they would, so I decided to go for it and ordered 9 plants from a mail order nursery. They have already tripled in size, and seem to love their winter home under lights. Thanks for the advice! It's a lot of fun to have something to work with over the winter months.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 9:50PM
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hcmcdole(z7)

It can be addictive! Next thing you know you will have hundreds of begonias in the basement under 76 shop lights.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 6:55AM
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hcmcdole(z7)

It can be addictive! Next thing you know you will have hundreds of begonias in the basement under 76 shop lights.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 6:56AM
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greybird_keke

Yes, a possibility I don't want to think about! And I know you are speaking from experience. Do you have all those lights up and running now?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 11:35PM
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hcmcdole(z7)

I have over half of the lights running now. I'm still bringing in plants and cleaning rooms as I go. Maybe by next weekend I will be done once again until spring. Then indoor watering....another big chore

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 8:09PM
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fel6(6b-7a)

It looks a lot like my Morocco. But I am not familiar with Boomer.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 12:46PM
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