Going Medieval With Dragon Wing Begonias

For awhile, the ‘shorter is better’ trend has been taking over our gardens, for a trim, compact look. Dragon Wing Begonias, however, grows fierce and tall, and we like it that way. Dark green, waxy leaves and bright, red flowers bring lushness to your yard.

 

Dragon Wing Begonias look perfect up close.

Dragon Wing Begonias look perfect up close.

 

This tall, performing plant is perfect against a wall or a fence, or as a patio planter. Like its namesake, it is regal and has great presence (although the chances of it breathing fire are very slight).

 

Santa Cruz Dragon Wing Begonias

Santa Cruz Dragon Wing Begonias

A recent begonia hybrid, the Dragon Wing is bigger than most of its Bignoniaceae cousins in the leaf and flower department, as well as in size (it can grow up to 35-45 cm tall). Don’t be afraid to dwarf it in an oversized basket or pot; cities do it all the time, pairing it with Potato vine in planters lining the streets. Planted against a fence or a wall, it will add fullness and color to your yard, as well as an interesting focal point, as it’s sure to shine no matter the neighbouring flowers  or plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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