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?