Sunday, February 14, 2021

Elatior Begonia

I got pink Elatior Begonia as a present. This is a new plant for me. I have already grown tuberous and ever-flowering begonias. Therefore, I want to tell you about Elatior Begonia

Winter begonias, begonias of the Elatior group, are hybrid begonias of compact size that can bloom all year round and are distinguished by rather large flowers. 

They are called winter ones, because no other species is able to please with abundant flowering in the most cloudy time. But the main advantage of Elatior Begonias is the most resistant begonias to fungal diseases.

 



Elatior Begonias are short, compact, herbaceous plants with evergreen leaves; flowers can be either simple or semi-double. Most of all, Elatior flowers are reminiscent of mini-roses. 

The color range includes all shades from white to yellow and pink-red, as well as two-tone combinations.

 


Elatior Begonias need stable warmth and good soft lighting to bloom relentlessly. 

Winter begonias remain primarily indoor plants. Increasingly, they are grown for the garden, decorating balconies, terraces, potted gardens and even open soil. 

Do you grow this kind of begonias? Do they really bloom all year round?

Happy Valentine Day!

41 comments:

  1. Надежда ,я люблю бегонии. Но выращиваю их летом на даче.
    У вас красивая бегония. Цветочки как розочки.
    С Днем Святого Валентина!

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    1. Надежда, эта бегония отличается от обычных, она в группе Элатиор. Цветет преимущественно зимой, поэтому на даче она скорее всего цвести не будет.

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  2. Hi Nadezda,

    I remember my mother had begonias like that during the winter. I have never bought them myself. They are very pretty. I grow begonias in summer out in my garden. I have Begonia rex in my livingroom. I like begonia very much.
    Hugs.

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    1. You're right Marit, this begonia is winter blooming plant. So I think I'll better stay it inside in summer.

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  3. We have begonias in our garden every year and use them primarily as edging plants. They are very attractive. Perhaps we should try them as house plants.

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    1. Perhaps David. This begonia grows and blooms well inside. I can imagine how nice your begonias are in summer.

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  4. I plant begonias on summer in my front yard by the sidewalk because it has full-sun all the day long. No other annuals feel good there. Begonias in are easy to grow: they do not need special treatment, just water and sun light.
    There are about 2,000 varieties of begonias, and they are beautiful, but of course you can find in stores only very few of them.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    1. I see Irina, you're a very experienced gardener. Happy holiday!

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  5. Bom dia minha querida amiga, que vontade de sentir esse maravilhoso perfume.

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  6. Es una begonia preciosa. he tenido varias y ahora solo tengo una, es de flores rojas. Aquí florecen en primavera y verano, en invierno mueren, pero el tubérculo vuelve a brotar en primavera. Besos.

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    1. Estoy segura, Teresa, que tienes una begonia muy bonita. La mía florece todo el invierno, espero ver sus flores en primavera.

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  7. Kaunis kukkija
    Oikein hyvää ystävänpäivää Nadezda.

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    1. Glad you love this flower Anemone.
      Happy holiday!

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  8. Dear Nadezda!
    Your begonia is beautiful. I love shelters in this color.
    They look very romantic.

    I send hugs and greetings.

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    1. Thank you Lucja, you're right there is something romantic about flowers.
      Hugs!

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  9. Hello Nadezda it's a lovely plant. My grandmother always had them inside the house.
    I never had it.
    Have a wonderful new week ahead.
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. Your grandmother must have been an experienced gardener, Marijke.
      Happy Monday!

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  10. In our yard we don't grow this type of begonia. It turns out that the flower is so beautiful ... i want to plant it.

    Have a nice day.
    Greetings from Indonesia.

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    1. Yes, they are beautiful.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Your welcome, Nadezda.
      Have a super week.

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  11. Precious your begonia, Nadezda! The flowers make us happy during the cold and sad winter.
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs!

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    1. You're right Tania. The bright flowers gift us good mood and feeling.
      Greetings!

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  12. Hi Nadezda,
    What a wonderful begonia.
    I hope you had a very happy Valentine's Day.
    Hugs

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    1. Yes I had Maria.
      happy belated holiday, hugs!

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  13. Lindo regalo Que preciosa está amiga. Me encanta el color que tiene.
    Buen martes Nadezda. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Si, Laura esta begonia es bonita.
      Gracias y cuidaos Paco y tu.

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  14. I need more houseplants but I can't go anywhere to buy them

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    1. Sue, I'm sure the 'corona' situation will get better soon. And you both will be able to visit your allotments and garden centers.

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  15. I love the pink begonias! Last year I had a hanging begonia but unfortunately it was eaten by snails!
    Greetings

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    1. Oh, those snails! I've been working hard against them, Ela. My hanging begonia is alive, sleeping at city home.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  16. Hola Nadezda, las Begonias son preciosas y esta tuya es espectacular, tiene un color maravilloso. Besos

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