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
One of my personal favorites for vibrant foliage, interesting leaf shape and unique surface texture are the many cultivars of Rex begonia.
Rex begonia `Constellation Taurus': The large, 9-inch, dark pink leaves have partial leaf curl, which means one end of the leaf lobe curls in on itself as the plant matures.
Two of the most well known kinds are Begonia rex (or Rex begonia
) and Rieger Begonia.
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.