I received this plant as a gift and I am not sure on what it is. Could anyone tell me? Thanks.
Lisa from Toronto, Ontario
I think it might be what we used to call a beefsteak begonia. It should get a begonia flower on it soon if it is.
That is a Heuchera (hoo-ker-ah). They like dry shade and look really great when combined with hostas, etc.
they are called coral bells
It is a begonia!
It could be a diablo ninebark
It looks like a baby maple tree. lol
I agree its Heuchera (hoo-ker-ah) I googled Heuchera, diablo ninebark ,beefsteak begonia. Judging by how they all look it looks like Heuchera. I know nothing about plants at all..
I vote on the begonia. :o)
I used to work at a greenhouse. I don't think it's a begonia. They are way darker, and uglier than that plant on your picture. It may however be a different type of begonia lol. I remember asking my supervisor about that plant on your picture cause they looked like miniature maple trees. All I know is they have a messed up name. I only worked there for a couple months so I don't remember.
I had one. It is called Coral Bells, Heuchera 'Purple Palace'. It likes sun/partial shade.
It's a coral bell plant.
It is a coral bell.I have one like it. They are very pretty.
I have one and I was told it was called a giant begonia. It sure does get big. My sister's was almost 4 ft tall last summer. I left mine out in the winter and I thought it was a goner, but it came back this summer.
I have tons of these and they are coral bells! They are beautiful with there long stems of petite blooms!
Looks like a Heuchera, Palace Purple to me. I have two growing in my garden in the UK.
It's a heuchera - I have a couple in my garden.
I'm pretty sure your plant is a Begonia Rex grown for the lovely foliage. Sometimes you may get tiny white flowers but they are nothing like the flamboyant Begonias! Regards Polly from wet and very windy UK - is it July or March?
I am sure your plant is a Begonia Rex, it is grown for the beautiful foliage, if you are lucky you will get some small white flowers but they are nothing like it's more glamorous relatives.
Regards from a very wet and windy uk
Looks like a Begonia - possibly an angel wing.
coral bells - just bought 4 at Lowes
It DEFINITELY is a palace purple heuchera (hew-ke-ra), officially Heuchera Micrantha. It grows in sun to partial shade, likes rich, well-drained soil, and you may want to mulch it in the winter to prevent the ground from heaving due to freezing and thawing (I don't mulch mine). There are several other varieties such as coralbells, chocolate ruffles, pewter veil and ruby veil. It is NOT a begonia. I repeat, it is NOT a begonia!!
Marilyn from Wisconsin
I believe it is a type of coral bells...should get white or pink flowers on a long stalk mid summer. Hope that helps!
Coral Bells (heuchera). Our daughter gave us 4 of these plants for our 35th wedding anniversary 5 years ago which we still have. Since coral is the 35th anniversary gift we thought these plants were very appropriate and thoughtful for the occasion. We moved them from Maryland to Tennessee and they made the trip wonderful when we relocated for retirement 4 yrs ago.
Looks like an angel wing begonia. Not winter hardy outside. Makes a beautiful plant and if allowed to climb and twine will cover a canopy.
Not a begonia! It is coral bells, I have some too.
I don't understand why everyone is calling this plant a begonia. When it flowers (which should be now), you'll see it's a variety of coral bell I believe this one has teeny white flowers held on tall wire-like stems above the base, a perennial plant that does well in light shade and can be separated after a few years and after several plants start at the crown. ENJOY them.
Coral Bell, I have 3 of them.
It's not a great pic, but it looks like a Begonia Rex, and specific cultivar is called "Dewdrop". The attached pic is an example for comparison.
It's a coral bell, common name Chocolate Soldier.
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