The wonderful hardy begonia plants are really not well known. There are a large group of these subtle plants that are either totally hardy or on the fringe. Some hardy begonia, but by no means all, may need a mulch in the worst of the winter weather, but they are certainly worth the extra effort. The hardiest of them begonia are the B. grandis types. We currently have several different ones.
Chrysanthemum are at home in the traditional herbaceous border or any cottage garden. Preferring a sunny site in average to rich soil, they generally look after themselves. Most require no other attention, water when dry, feed occasionally. The range of Chrysanthemum colours, shapes, sizes and heights is almost infinite.
These rather stunning-looking plants are a must if you have a semi shaded patch. For those who like exotica these fit the bill too. The flowers are unique, having a hooded top petal with three complimentary lower petals.