Streptocarpus ‘Dale’s Gingersnaps’

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  • Photographer: Ron Myhr
  • Grown by: Ron Myhr

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Streptocarpus ‘Dale’s Gingersnaps’ is an interesting hybrid. Its pollen parent is the species S. dunnii, which is the source of all red color in Streptocarpus. Normally, S. dunnii is a unifoliate plant — it only ever produces one leaf, a BIG leaf at maturity. The S. dunnii parent of this hybrid, however, is a plurifoliate (multiple leaved) collection. The seed parent, an unnamed hybrid, also includes parentage from S. dunnii.

Note the strong red color, the smallish flowers in big clusters and the slightly grayish tone of the leaves. All are characteristics inherited from S. dunnii.

The feature plant above was exhibited in the 2021 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. Additional photos may be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below: