Begonia 'Joyful Jasper' - An evergreen rhizomatous Begonia hybrid that grows to 12 to 18 inches tall by as wide with rich red maple leaf shaped leaves and pale pink flowers in spring.
Plant in full to part day coastal sun with perhaps some protection from sun in hot inland locations. Give regular irrigation. It has proven hardy in our trials to temperatures out in the open down to 32° F. This is a very attractive plant for container gardening, for use in landscape beds or even as an indoor plant.
Begonia 'Joyful Jasper' is a bit reminiscent of a red leaved Heuchera, but sturdier. It was an introduction from J. Berry Nursery of Grand Saline, Texas as part of their Crown Jewel Begonias, who notes this variety was bred for heat tolerance. We received our first plant of it in August 2019 from John Schoustra of Greenwood Daylily farms who was given the plant by Jim Berry at the J. Berry Nursery display for the 2018 California Spring Trials (CAST) at Windmill Nursery in Buellton California.
The information about Begonia 'Joyful Jasper' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.