A begonia is a type of flowering plant commonly grown in gardens.[1]


During a second-year Herbology lesson in 1992, Professor Pomona Sprout taught her students how to pot young Mandrake plants, and was described as telling them that the plant's cries were not yet fatal at that stage with such calmness it seemed as if she had "done nothing more exciting than water a begonia."[2]

Petunia Dursley grew begonias in her front garden. They were described as "dying" during the exceptionally hot, dry summer of 1995.[3]


Notes and references

  1. "Begonia" on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 6 (Gilderoy Lockhart)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 1 (Dudley Demented)