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Mike Stevens presents a complete and readable guide to one of the most popular flowering plant choices: begonias. The Begoniaceae has as many as 1,000 known and identified species plus countless hundreds of hybrids. This informative and practical guide for gardeners focuses on the popular tuberous begonias, and also includes:
history and key discoveries
culture of non-tuberous begonias
large-flowered tuberhybrida in containers year-round
fertilizers, soils, watering and propagation
creating your own hybrids
remedies for pests, diseases and disorders
95 beautiful full color photographs
With dozens of the author's recommended species and hybrids plus nursery sources and a bibliography, Begonias is a solid reference work.