|Begonias are tender perennials, grown for their colorful flowers and foliage. Most begonias can be grown outdoors in pots, in the ground, or in hanging baskets in filtered light and moist, but well drained soil. Where not hardy, grow as annuals or indoors as houseplants. Most begonias can be propagated from leaf, stem or rhizome cuttings in addition to being sown from seed. Long blooming red, yellow, scarlet, orange and pink flowers on showy begonia. Use in containers for portable color. Fertilize monthly with water soluable fertilizer. Soil should be kept moist, but not wet, especially during the growing season. Prune dead flowers to prolong bloom. Partial shade produces best growth and flowering results.