Foliage Begonias May Be A Big 2015 Trend [Spring Trials]

In addition to all the expected new petunias, verbenas and other annuals shown at 2014 Spring Trials, the Greenhouse Grower team noticed several breeders have introduced rex begonias and rex-like hybrids.

The foliage is gorgeous and offers another option for shade plants. Rex begonias may very well take the same path that coleus took a few years ago, when breeders fell in love with developing the most vivid colors and unusual leaf shapes they could manage. All that remains to be seen is if consumers are as captivated by foliage begonias as they were with coleus.

Take a look at a few that were on display.

 

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