The modern hybrid of wax begonia and angel wing begonia, known as dragonwing begonia, wants to be out in the garden like wax begonia, but like angel wing begonia, needs to be sheltered from direct sun exposure in summer. This time of year, it also needs shelter from frost. It gets two or three feet high and wide, and makes quite an impressive display with abundant red or pink flowers against glossy foliage. A white blooming cultivar became available only recently. Pruning scraps are easy to root as cuttings.
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I think I have seen these, but much smaller here, of course. I have admired the shape of the leaves.
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Those with smaller leaves may be the older Richmond begonias. I actually prefer the Richmond begonias because I am more familiar with them.