Streptocarpus hybrid (kentaniensis)

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“S. kentaniensis is a compact small-flowered plant with very narrow leaves. It is not intrinsically particularly showy or desirable — however it does produce many flowers over a long period and seems to bloom more readily under short-day conditions than most species. It is this winter-blooming habit that Lynn Dibley is attempting to capture by crossing it with showier cultivars. The plant shown here was selected for further work. A subsequent result of this line of hybridizing was released as S. ‘Crystal Ice’.”