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The flower by Gerrit Davidse,

The bulb from

Author: Jonas Carlsson Dryander, 1791
Origin:  China
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink (White)
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Hardy Begonia
Synonyms:  Begonia grandis, Otto, 1836.
Invalids: Begonia grandis, Otto ex A. DC 1861.
Begonia grandis subsp. holostyla, Irmsch.
Begonia grandis subsp. sinensis, Irmsch.
Begonia grandis var. unialata, Irmsch.

This member of the Begoniaceae family was given this name by Jonas Carlsson Dryander in 1791. It is found in China, growing in a rich soil with lots of water and none to little sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are pink or white

The genera name after Michel Bégon, 1638-1710, once a governor of French Haiti. The species name referring to the size of the plant.