This is a very prolific plant, self seeding heavily in my Northern Virginia garden.Lovely in late summer, but almost invasive, as it is crowding out less robust perennials. Does well in part shade and moist clay soil.
The leaves of Begonia grandis are striking, with shiny green upper surfaces and strong red underneath. It can cope with windy weather but is always endangered by rabbits in areas where they frequent. If not molested, it will form a very attractive clump in light shade.
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