Begonia 'Old Blue'
Begonia 'Old Blue' is another one of our new hybrids that has just been introduced. This rhizomatous type, is a cross of B. U489 and B. sizemoreae. It has large oval shaped leaves that are sparsely covered with long white hairs. The leaf blade is a gray color with a silver band around the leaf. Under certain light conditions the gray in the leaf has a bluish iridescence. The back of the leaf is red. It blooms most of the year with graceful blush pink flowers. This is a fast grower and will make a large specimen. It has a large mounding growth habit.
Begonia 'Old Blue':
Shade to partial shade, temp. 45 to 95 degrees, 12 to 15 in. tall, allow getting fairly dry between waterings.
(Miller at Steve's Leaves, TX, 2012)
This plant is shipped in a 3 - 4 inch pot.
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