Begonia ‘Irene Nuss’ is an evergreen, perennial with fibrous roots. It's a heavy feeder, so ensure you have fertile soil and regularly repot your plant if you're growing it in pots or containers.
Its leaves range from dark green to bronze and grow up to 20cm long. They are waxy with deep lobes, which led to their alternative moniker, Angel Wing Begonias.
The flowers are mid-pink, with blooms growing up to 4cm on hanging panicles. They have the potential to bloom year-round in a subtropical climate, which means Sydneysiders get more bang for their buck with these stylish plants.
The three-sided papery fruit capsule will split when dry, enabling the plant to self-seed. Because B. Irene Nuss is a hybrid If you want to grow another 'true-to-type' plant, you must propagate a clone from a cutting.
Grow cut flowers at home!
If you have designs on a cut flower garden, B. Irene Nuss is a must-have; its dark green to bronze leaves bring understated elegance to floral arrangements.