Cyclopedia of American Horticulture, p 148-149 (1909)
Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller

Begonia 'Gloire de Sceaux'

Gloire de Sceaux (B. Socotrana x subpeltata). Fig. 216. Plant stout, half shrubby, erect, vigorous, compact, 2 ft. high. 1-1 1/2 ft. across: lvs. dark metallic green, thick, large, red beneath, veins red above, sub-orbicular, slightly oblique: fls. profuse, beautiful rose-pink, shiny, females none. Fls. from Dec. till May. R.H. 1884:516. G.F. 7:185.—Interesting as connecting the fibrous-rooted and semi-tuberous sections. Int. by Thibaut and Keteleer in 1885.

216. Begonia Gloire de Sceaux

Autumn Rose (B. Socotrana x insignis). Lvs. intermediate between parents, but larger than either, oblique; fls. intermediate, clear, deep rose. Fls. all winter.—Interesting as connecting the fibrous-rooted and semi-tuberous sections. Int. by John Heal, of Veitch & Sons, 1882. Bijou is another hybrid from the same parents, with large green lvs. and red-carmine fls.; males and females present.

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