Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society.
This species is remarkable for the thick white wool on the back of new leaves and on the tips of new shoots, as well as for its “bullate” (bumpy or pebbly) leaves and its beautifully contrasting red flowers. It has begun to be widely used in
S. cardinalis is a popular species, which produces brilliant red hooded flowers against attractive downy bright-green leaves. Like all Sinningias, it grows from tubers and has a period of dormancy after growth and flowering. The specimen above is a compact form of the species.
Sinningia concinna is one of the “micro” species of Sinningia. A plant may have one or more crowns, but each crown is usually less that 5 cm [2 inches] in diameter. The species is prized for its beautifully spotted flowers and nicely
For the first year of its life, a seedling of this species has a normal-looking stem with opposite leaves. The next year, however, after its first dormancy, only a single leaf appears. As years go by, the plant will develop more leaves, all appearing directly from
Sinningia helleri is the “type species” for Sinningia, in that it was the first species described under that name, in 1825. It was grown and valued for many years as a fine decorative plant suitable for greenhouses and similar environments, but
This impressive species can grow to a large size, with large leaves, many flowers and an enormous partly-exposed tuber. It can also be managed as a more modest and tidier plant, to good effect. Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of
This is a somewhat variable species, with flowers ranging from red through pink to white. The reddish pink shown here is perhaps the most common. The flowers typically down from an upright or diagonal stem, an unusual habit for Sinningias. There are a number of photos
Exhibited at the 2014 convention of the Gesneriad Society. Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below: A flower close-up showing shed pollen A plant exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society
Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. S. speciosa ‘Kaiser Wilhelm’ is a very old hybrid, dating to the early 20th Century or earlier. It may not have been available as a clone for long, and is more likely now the
Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. S. speciosa ‘Rock Royalty’ is a hybrid by Jay Sespico.
Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. We have not been posting photos of unnamed hybrids lately, but this one is an exception. Not only is it an outstanding example of the late Charles Lawn’s hybridizing with S. speciosa, it
Exhibited in the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society.
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