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.
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.
If you fancy something rather spectacular and unusual then these may be for you. Saxifraga fortunei cultivars. They are amazing for adding colour to that shady spot.
Cooking with edible flowers is a notion that has endured for centuries. According to Fleurs Gourmandes, the first recorded history of edible flowers occurred in 140 BC.