Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Begonia grandis

Family: Begoniaceae

Common name: HARDY BEGONIA

Synonym: Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana

Native to: China, Japan, Malaysia

Sentiments: beware as i am fanciful, caution


Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect

Max height: 3.3 feet

Max width: 1.5 feet




green, warm


Attracts wildlife: specific butterfly species

Exposure: part shade

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +10 to +30 °F

Water: regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant