Gryphon Begonia Care: Tips On Growing Gryphon Begonias

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Gryphon Begonia Care: Tips On Growing Gryphon Begonias

By Shelley Pierce There are over 1,500 species and over 10,000 hybrids of begonia in existence today. Talk about beaucoup (boo coo) begonia! New cultivars are added every year and 2009 was no exception. That year, Gryphon, a new variety of begonia hybridized by PanAmericanSeed, was introduced. So, what is a Gryphon begonia? Let’s learn more about how to grow a Gryphon begonia plants. Gryphon Begonia Information In mythology, a gryphon is a creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. Don’t worry, Gryphon begonias don’t literally look like that – that would just be weird. So why is this begonia being named after a gryphon? It is because this begonia embodies the same underlying qualities that the mythical creature possesses, namely its majestic beauty, strength and durability. Is your interest piqued? Alternately known as Pegasus™ in some sectors, the Gryphon begonia (USDA

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