Identification: Begonia - what is this plant?

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  1. Donald King

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    Saw this begonia that I just could not resist. Have never been a fan of begonias, but this orange begonia is very unique and I really like it.

    The flowers are about 2" long, slender and almost trumpet-shaped. I would assume that it is not hardy, but I can keep it in my greenhouse during the cold seasons.

    Who can tell me what kind of begonia it is?

    Thanks,
    Donald King
     
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    Don a phot would really help, for me anyway

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  3. Donald King

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    Will provide a photo tomorrow while in the daylight.
     
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    That will help Don thanks
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    There's a cold resistant begonia grown outdoors locally, maybe this is what you are asking about. Heronswood used to sell it but it was not unique to them. If I remembered the species note at the moment I would give it.

    It produces orange flowers. I'm not talking about Begonia grandis.
     
  6. Donald King

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    Funny - Last week I saw the same plant at a farmers' market. But it was in a planter with several other plants. It started that the plant was hardy to 20 deg F - which I feel hard to believe. But by the time I had finished talking to the seller, and told them that my usual low for the winter was 12 deg F, the plant miraculously acquired an additional 8 degrees of hardiness.
     
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    Sorry Ron - not even close. :>)
     
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    Attached (hopefully) is an image of the begonia.
     

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    Thanks - an interesting website. Seems that we are getting a lot of new material from South America. Have you seen Lapageria from Chile?
     

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