rex begonia


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rex′ bego′nia

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n.
a begonia, Begonia rex, native to India, having wrinkled variegated leaves and thick hairy stems: cultivated in many varieties.
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Noun1.rex begonia - any of numerous usually rhizomatous hybrid begonias derived from an East Indian plant having rough-textured leaves patterned in silver and bronze and purple and red-brown with inconspicuous flowersrex begonia - any of numerous usually rhizomatous hybrid begonias derived from an East Indian plant having rough-textured leaves patterned in silver and bronze and purple and red-brown with inconspicuous flowers
begonia - any of numerous plants of the genus Begonia grown for their attractive glossy asymmetrical leaves and colorful flowers in usually terminal cymes or racemes
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Here, a rex begonia with sprightly pink blooms (center) and a large-leafed Medinilla magnified (right) get a boost in 24-inch-high lightweight, fiber-cement modernist containers.
Bridesmaids were Katherine Dougharty Bartholomew, Stephanie Stearnes Bennett, Lauren Michelle Burgess, Jaclyn Michelle Dye, Caroline Elizabeth Ferrari, Jessami Starr Jacobson, Mary Alexandra McCaskill, Arpana Vijay Rawtani, Catherine Rivers Walker, and Linea Brooks Wyatt Attendants wore full-length satin gowns in beautiful smoke gray with a fitted, draped bodice, asymmetrical sash, and flared skirt Bridesmaids carried bouquets of pale peach roses, hydrangea, and rex begonia leaves.
One of my personal favorites for vibrant foliage, interesting leaf shape and unique surface texture are the many cultivars of Rex begonia.
When the Rex begonia drops it's leaves, usually late fall--early winter, it is going into a resting stage.
Growers are offering a number of new plants with deep maroon to brown foliage: 'Boston Cherries and Chocolate', a Rex begonia whose brown leaves are splashed with hot pink; 'Summer Chocolate' mimosa, a deciduous tree with lacy brown foliage; 'Chocolate Ruffles' heuchera; and deep brown cannas.
A fourth branch of the begonia family is the rex begonias, valued for their colorful leaves, such as the Iron Cross begonias.
She also likes Rex Begonias (Rex cultorum) for their dramatic leaves.
And among plants with showy foliage, the fancy-leaf or rex begonias have no rival.