Large, diverse genus with over 1,600 distinct species featuring a wide variety of leaf structures, colours and textures and a huge range of varied flowers in many different shades. Begonias come in many varying forms with bushy attractive foliage and extremely vivid flower colours. They can be grown outdoors in cooler climates, but are also great indoor plants. In warmer climates, they can be grown in shady areas. The flowers are edible and add interest to many dishes.