Definition of begonia
: any of a large genus (Begonia of the family Begoniaceae, the begonia family) of tropical or subtropical herbs and shrubs that have asymmetrical leaves and are widely cultivated as ornamentals
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As night-time temperatures stay consistently above 50 degrees, plant geraniums, petunias, marigolds, begonias, impatiens, calibrachoa, cleome and other happy annuals. •
Then pick some of the shorter growing but colorful plants including angelonia, begonias, crossandra, impatiens, marigolds, pentas, salvia, torenia and zinnias for the summer months.
Over in the greenhouse, Parker acted as the lone guide, solemnly explaining the development stages, differences and uses of begonias and other plants to anyone showing an interest.
Roanoke Take in the bustle of The Loop on the 20-seat sidewalk space, which is decorated with copper planters filled with begonias, Japanese grass and other plants.
Plants for sale include flowers such as zinnias, petunias, wave petunias, marigolds, celosia, coleus, snapdragons, salvia, spiderwort, geraniums, impatiens and begonias.
May 11 American Begonia Society, Orange County branch: The meeting features a speaker each month giving tips on growing begonias and companion plants.
That same window is now almost entirely filled with begonias, jasmine vines and geraniums.
Plant summer blooming bulbs including cannas, callas, caladiums, dahlias, gladiolus, lilies, tuberose, tuberous begonia, Nerine, Tigridia pavonia and Watsonia.
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Origin and Etymology of begonia
New Latin, from Michel Bégon †1710 French governor of Santo Domingo
First Known Use: 1751See Words from the same year
BEGONIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of begonia for English Language Learners
: a tropical plant that has shiny leaves and bright flowers
BEGONIA Defined for Kids
Definition of begonia for Students
: a plant with a juicy stem, ornamental leaves, and bright waxy flowers
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