(semperflorens)"Hardy Wax Begonia" Appears to be an unusually full statured, dark foliaged "Wax Begonia" with easily produced rose pink (to red) blossoms; but beneath the soil, it forms real tubers--has survived short shots of zero degrees in Atlanta (of course, the soil was not frozen). We repeat this; we do not guarantee this. I have talked with the person who introduced and registered this plant with the American Begonia Society. We have found out that it was introduced in 1994 (mid-nineties). The plant to first introduced by Craig Walker who named the plant after his granddaughter, Kaylen. He says that is it hardy in his area, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He originally distributed it through Allan Armitage.
|Cultural Code||HH HT CGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×