Fragrant begonias

Fragrant begonias have come a long way since the first fragrant species were introduced to cultivation. In 1886 Dr. Sacc discovered a tuberous begonia in the high Andes near Cochabamba, Bolivia and described the flowers as having a strong, primrose-like fragrance. He...

The breeding history of begonias

The breeding history of begonias Early Discovery & Naming Begonias were described for the first time in 1690 by a French botanist, Charles Plumier, who named them after a fellow French botanist, Michel B├ęgon. It was the first time a plant was named to honour...