Primulina leei

Exhibited at the 2021 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. This is another seldom seen and newly introduced species from China.


Primulina leei

Growing outside in a botanical garden in Guangxi, China. This species overwinters rooted into pockets of soil in a rock wall. Guangxi has a sub-tropical climate, and winter temperatures seldom go below freezing. Exhibited in the 2021 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society.


Primulina liboensis

Primulina liboensis is a compact plant with broad roundish leaves and very attractive purplish/lavender flowers with yellow in the throat. This beautiful plant was shown at the March, 2006, show of the Toronto Gesneriad Society. Like many Primulinas, this species is somewhat variable. One


Primulina linearicalyx

Primulina linearicalyx gets its name from the long narrow calyces visible in the photo above. This beautiful specimen was exhibited at the 2017 convention of the Gesneriad Society. Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below: The


Primulina lutea

Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. This species is interesting for both its clear yellow flowers and the dramatic white bracts that contain and frame them. This species was originally, and incorrectly, distributed as Chirita (now Primulina)


Primulina moi

Exhibited at the 2021 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. This species is a recent introduction, documented in an article available on the GRW here.


Primulina petrocosmeoides

This is a small-growing but spectacular species. Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. This species appears to be somewhat variable, with some specimens having a lighter and pinker tone than the feature plant above. The original description of the species referred to



Primulina sclerophylla

The form of this species most often seen in cultivation is the one above, with dramatically variegated foliage. There is also a plain-leaved form, otherwise very similar. Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below. A spectacular flowering


Primulina yungfuensis

This is an interesting fairly new species, not often seen in cultivation. It has unusually patterned small leaves, giving it a distinctive appearance. This specimen was shown at the 2019 convention show of the Gesneriad Society. Other specimens of the plant appear to have darker leaves














Sinningia ‘Aussie Apricot Delight’

This lovely looking specimen is a hybrid of S. bullata and S. leucotricha. It seems to be exactly intermediate between these parents, with nicely textured foliage from bullata and a silvery quality to the leaves from leucotricha.


Sinningia ‘Bewitched’

Sinningia ‘Bewitched’ is a complex hybrid involving S. cardinalis ‘Skydiver’ (a white peloric form of this species) and S. macropoda. The peloric form of ‘Skydiver’ has been retained, and coupled with interesting flower colors. The specimen above was exhibited by




Sinningia ‘Owlsee Red Hot’

This fine hybrid created by Alcie Maxwell has what is known as “calyx double” features. The calyx, rather than being the usual small leafy green structure, has morphed into a “tube” enveloping the corolla tube. The prominent calyx lobes then have the appearance of extra petals.




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