> Volume 60 (September/October 1993, page 156)
B. 'Little Brother Montgomery'
by Mildred Swyka
B. 'Little Brother Montgomery' is a shrub-like cross
by Martin Johnson. It is the most colorful I've ever grown. I was informed
that this was a chance seedling, and would like to know more about the
parentage of this beautiful begonia.
The flowers are pink, I've been informed. You can see
the buds in the photo - however, I have much work to do to see if I can
get them to stay on, as they dropped before opening.
My plant has grown to about 16" tall, and is
constantly sending up new shoots. It is in a 6" plastic pot, and like to
be kept quite moist or it will droop badly. Cuttings root quickly in
It has been grown all winter in a north window.
Perhaps when I move it into the greenhouse for the summer it will be able
to hold on to its blossoms - but maybe not: I did move it once, to make
room for our Christmas tree, and it was then that every bud and blossom
fell off - so that means it doesn't want to be moved around.
Photo by Mildred Swyka.