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A picture of a Hardy Begonia 'Claret Jug'

Hardy Begonia 'Claret Jug'

Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana 'Claret Jug'

Also known as

Beefsteak Plant 'Claret Jug', Evans Begonia, Hardy Begonia

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hardy Begonia 'Claret Jug' Overview

A tuberous, herbaceous perennial with a clump-forming habit. It has branched stems bearing ovate, veined, olive-green leaves, deep red or purple beneath, and in late summer ti produces pendent clusters of fragrant, pink flowers.

Common problems with Hardy Begonia 'Claret Jug'

How to harvest Hardy Begonia 'Claret Jug'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Hardy Begonia 'Claret Jug'

Cuttings

Stem tip of leaf cuttings

Bulbs

Bulbils