This is an interesting hybrid by Dave Zaitlin of a very large growing species and a very small growing species — Sinningia sellovii and S. concinna, respectively. The generally upright (albeit floppy) habit and semi-pendant flowers are a characteristic of the sellovii parent, while concinna has lent its smaller size and spotting in the throat of the flower.
Like S. sellovii, this cultivar can produce a substantial tuber, with the surface of the tuber usually level with the surface of the ground.
Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below.
- Another show plant, exhibited at the 2008 convention of the Gesneriad Society
- A show plant exhibited at the Toronto Gesneriad Society’s 2011 show
- A photo of the flower, showing the spotting inherited from S. concinna
- The substantial tuber, sprouting in the spring after undergoing several frosty nights during the winter