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Help needed..What is this?

Posted by kmstx z8b TX (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 3, 05 at 11:08

I received cuttings from a begonia from my mother. She has had it since I can remember. I would love to know what it is. Its blooms are HUGE, more like a hydrangea size than begonia. Does anyone know what this is?

Thanks for the help!

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RE: Help needed..What is this?

It looks like begonia 'Lucerna' to me - an oldie but goodie. Hard to kill. I've had it for over 30 years now from a start someone gave us. I have been taking it for granted for the last several years because it is so reliable. I keep 2 to 3 pots of it going for insurance though. Don't remember the last time I repotted it. I just cut it back and let it come back out.


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