Today, we, the flower staff of Kobe Kachoen, focus on leaves of rhizomatous Begonias and Rex begonias.
Rhizomatous Begonia, with Rex Begonia as its subgroup, is a group of Begonia with horizontal, congested and fleshy stems that function as storage organ.
First, cultivars with scarcely lobed foliages.
From left to right; Glory of St. Albans, It, Morning Mist.
Next ones have distinctly lobed foliages.
From left to right; Orihime, Tatsutagawa, Leopon.
These are cultivars with spiral leaves.
From left to right; Midnight Twister, Fable, Spanish Lace.
And these, with unique shaped leaves.
From left to right; Cathedral, Lord Jane, Footlight.
A leaf of a cultivar "Moonstone" is as big as a hand of an adult. Its shape is somewhat unique.
This cultivar "Looking Glass" has shining silver leaves.
These are only a few of the large number of varieties we keep.
In the Garden, rhizomatous Begonias might look quiet compared to tuberous Begonias with striking big flowers, but a careful look reveals that they are very interesting plants to see. Please don't miss them during your visit.
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