Plant Guardians

Begonia goegoensis


Fire-king Begonia. Introduced to the UK from Goegoe, Sumatra in 1881 by botanist Charles Curtis whilst in the employ of the renowned Veitch & Sons Nursery to seek new plant species for their nursery business. The ‘Register of Garden Novelties, New Plants 1882’ (Moore T, Ed) subsequently records Veitch & Sons receiving a first class certificate from the RHS on July 25 1882 when it was unveiled as a new introduction. Considered to be difficult to propagate vegetatively, it is best grown from seed.

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