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Begonia sutherlandii
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Begonia sutherlandii

Begonia

Hardy Begonia

Begonia sutherlandii full sun  partial shade

An alluring display of dusky orange flowers cascade amidst eye catching, bright green foliage, which is highlighted with prominent red veins and red-hued leaf petioles. For subtle contrast in a terracotta pot, let this somewhat tender, tuberous begonia mingle with the purple blooms and felted leaves of Plectranthus ‘Longwood Silver’, and don’t forget to bring the tubers inside for the winter.

Blooms May – September.

Size: 12" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 8.

AVAILABLE SUMMER 2015

Begonia sutherlandii (P-0727)
Each $7.50
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