5 Cool New Midwest Plants
Bigger, better begonia
'Gryphon', a new begonia with silvery-black foliage, adds sophisticated flair to shade gardens. Its foliage color is really trendy right now, says Bill Calkins of Ball Horticultural Company. And 'Gryphon' is all about the foliage, he adds. It grows fast and it gets big, up to 16x18 inches. Frost quickly kills this begonia, so bring it indoors for the winter. Then return it to the outdoors in the spring.