What is the plant
In mythology, a gryphon is a creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. Don’t worry, Gryphon begonias don’t literally look like that – that would just be weird. So why is this begonia being named after a gryphon? It is because this begonia embodies the same underlying qualities that the mythical creature possesses, namely its majestic beauty, strength and durability. Alternately known as Pegasus™ in some sectors, the Gryphon begonia (USDA hardiness zone 11-12) strikes a dramatic pose and adds a tropical flair to any shade garden or container planting. Gryphon begonia is prized mainly as a foliage plant because it seldom blooms – the appearance of bright pink flowers may only happen when grown under a day length of eleven hours or less. This plant is universally described as having 10-inch (25 cm.) wide, thick, glossy deeply cut star- or maple-shaped leaves. Its mounds of leaves are variegated silver and green with a hint of maroon in the veins and a maroon underside. It reaches a height of 14-16 inches (36-41 cm.) and spans 16-18 inches (41-46 cm.) across. And, as if this plant’s aesthetics weren’t enough to sell it, Gryphon begonia also boasts versatility as a “garden-to-house” plant, meaning it can easily transition from being an outdoor plant into an indoor houseplant and vice-versa. Care must be taken, however, to bring containers of this tender perennial inside before it is subjected to frost.
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