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RE: Re: dragonwing

I can confirm that.  My husband has a favorite angelwing begonia that he
summers outside in a large pot in the shade.  It routinely reaches 6'
tall by the end of the season.  We cut it back severly, overwinter it in
the greenhouse (although right now it's eating up a large part of living
room because he hasn't been able to bring himself to cut it back yet)and
bring it out to repeat itself the next summer.  Visitors always are
amazed that begonias can get that large.

West TN - Zone 7

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Marge Talt
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 10:45 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: dragonwing

Now you mention it Jim, I think you're right regarding both heat and
cool.  I was thinking about them inside as houseplants where I find they
like it cooler (like 60F) than regular closer to 70F room heat and that
may be because that cool room doesn't get as dry as the rest of the

Outdoors in summer, mine all seem happy as clams and bloom away all
summer.  They don't bloom in winter in the bedroom, but start about Feb.
when days are longer.  They don't get supplemental light in the bedroom,
so have a short day in winter here, which may have something to do with

I would imagine your large angle wings in the ground are pretty
impressive plants.  I have a couple that would really like to be 4' or
so tall and I can't let them do that; keep hacking them back, poor
dears.  I have read that some can be 6' tall in the ground in tropical

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> I think that's probably right about those little fibrous begonias
> as bedding plants. They seem to poop out fast once the heat turns
> But I don't know about the larger angel wings and the rexes. They
> to thrive in the heat. But they seem to thrive in the cool, also.

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