Uniquely shaped leaves, prized flowers, great container plants, border for flower beds all reasons why the begoniawas selected by The National Garden Bureau as the Flowering Annual of 2016.

Horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension David Trinklein says there are two very broad categories of begonias based on their root structures.

The Fibrous rooted begonia or the wax leaf begonia “is a plant for all exposures and puts up well with shade and can put up with sun – as long as you keep it watered” said Trinklein.

The other category is the tuberous rooted begonia which needs to stay in the shade.