Sinningia ‘Esther’

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  • Photographer: Ron Myhr
  • Grown by: Ron Myhr

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Sinningia ‘Esther’ is an unusual and potentially dramatic plant. It has peloric (radially symmetrical) flowers and produces multiple smallish crowns. This allows the development of a fine head of foliage, with the bright red flowers held above the leaves.

Parentage is unknown; the hybrid was created by a now deceased member of the Long Island Gesneriad Society. Seed was received by Sherman Paur, who grew it on, selected the best seedling and named it after his wife of 40 years.

S. ‘Esther’ has some of the characteristics of Sinningia cardinalis and its peloric forms, but is much smaller.

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