Sinningia eumorpha is highly variable with respect to flower colour and pattern. There are varying degrees of lavender/purple shading in the flower, often with purple and sometimes yellow markings in the throat.
Several collections of the species have been assigned variety names. Of these, only S. eumorpha ‘Saltao’ has become widely distributed, although seed is available of the others and may become seen more often.
At one point S. eumorpha was very widely used in hybridizing. It was able to cross with micro-miniature species like S. pusilla and S. concinna, with the resulting hybrids being the first “miniature Sinningias”. Examples include S. ‘Dollbaby’ and S. ‘Cindy’. These proved to be the gateway to the plethora of miniature Sinningis we now see in cultivation.
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- A pure white form
- A form with a fairly uniform blue/lavender tone to the corolla
- Pink forms have been distributed, but are considered likely to be from outcrosses to red Sinningia species, even though the seed-lines were highly uniform
- A hybrid between the pink form and a white form produced an intermediate cultivar, S. ‘Pale Beauty’
- A comparison of the flower size of S. eumorpha and S. concinna; a cross between these two species produced the sterile hybrid S. ‘Cindy’, which was transformed into a fertile tetraploid with the name S. ‘Cindy-ella’