Begonia 'Gryphon'
Begonia 'Gryphon'

Begonia 'Gryphon'

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Begonia
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Height: 14-24"
Spacing: 12-18" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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These large, tropical-looking leaves, a variegated silver and green, prove just how dramatic foliage plants can be. We especially love it combined with Impatiens and other Begonias in mixed annual collections. Enjoy 'Gryphon' outdoors in the summer, then bring your plant indoors to admire it up close during the colder months.

The genus Begonia offers a wide selection of outstanding foliage as well as flowers. Most plants need bright, indirect light, well-drained soil, at least 50% humidity, and warm temperatures (70-75°F) to be at their best. During the summer, they become one of the most stylish and exciting plants for shade. Hardy to Zone 10.

For more information on growing Begonias, click on Growing Guide.

Shipping

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Reviews

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Beautiful plant

Sandy from IL

I purchased two of these plants elsewhere at an end of the season clearance no less. One died but one thrived all summer. I absolutely loved it, even though I all I knew was that it was probably some kind of Begonia (it had no label). Anyway, I brought it inside for the winter and it grew to 30" tall and has now (this May) sprouted two new shoots at the base which in a matter of 7 days are now 6" tall! I love this plant so got on the internet to research Begonia varieties with photos and here it is! Begonia Gryphon, a perfect name for such a glorious specimen! I just love this Begonia and plan to put it on my deck again for the summer with other begonias and an annual grouping. It is so easy to care for, I would recommend it to anyone who loves Begonias. Incidentally, this must be a very special specimen as in hundreds of Begonia photos, I only found TWO of Begonia Gryphon!

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Easy Care Centerpiece for a Container Garden

A viewer from Southern USA

This is a fabulous begonia that will thrive in the South and which needs little care other than watering during the hottest summer months. It will grow very large by the end of the South's growing season, perhaps 2 feet or more, but, for that reason, it makes a superb centerpiece for a container garden when coupled with other shade lovers which can match its height such as certain varieties of impatiens, coleus, and the large waxwing begonias. However, you can trim it as it grows, and it doesn't seem to mind when you do. Overall, a very favorite container plant.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: beg-own'ee-uh     

Fibrous Begonias are a diverse group known for their colorful flowers, compact shape, and rounded green, bronze, or variegated leaves. Native to tropical and subtropical regions, they are grown as annuals in cooler areas where they are not hardy. A widely popular bedding and container plant, fibrous Begonias provide a continuous display of color throughout the growing season. With no deadheading of spent blooms required, these Begonias are low maintenance plants making them carefree and well adapted to a variety of garden settings.

Light/Watering: Fibrous Begonias flower well in partial shade to full sun. Bronze-leaved varieties are more suited to full sun. Water moderately once or twice a week during the warmer season.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Plant in well-drained soil high in organic matter. Use an all-purpose fertilizer for annuals monthly during the warmer season.

Pests/Diseases: Fibrous Begonias can occasionally be troubled by slugs. Use slug bait, dishes of beer, and diatomaceous earth to discourage them.

Companions: An exceptional container plant, fibrous Begonias pair well with colorful foliage plants such as Caladium, Coleus, and Ipomoea. Or combine in mass plantings with Impatiens and Fuchsia in the garden.

End-of-Season Care: Can be brought indoors in winter in cold climates, and kept in a sunny window.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click here.

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