Sinningia glazioviana x leucotricha

glazioviana x leucotricha: plant

I did this cross in 2010.  The parents were S. glazioviana and S. leucotricha.

This cross was part of a project to make all three crosses in the triangle containing the two species above and also S. "Desafinado". I did the other two crosses in 2009 and 2010; the results are reported elsewhere.

This plant has reasonably attractive foliage and flowers.  Were it not for the existence of lots of similar plants, it might be more desirable.

The result was disappointing in that the hybrid has leucotricha-sized flowers and only a small helping of silvery leaf hairs.




Feature table for Sinningia glazioviana x leucotricha

Plant Description

Growth Appears to be determinate, like the leucotricha parent.
Habit Erect stems.
Leaves Dark green with red midveins, like the glazioviana parent.
Dormancy The plants go dormant in winter.

Flowering

Inflorescence Terminal cluster, like the leucotricha parent.
Season Blooms in spring, like the leucotricha parent.
Flower Tubular, red.

Horticultural aspects

From seed A couple of years to bloom, under my conditions.
Hardiness Has survived 27 F [-2.5 C] outdoors, as a tuber.
Recommended? Only for hybridizing potential

Hybridization

Hybridizer Alan LaVergne, 2010
Fertility There is no reason to believe this hybrid is not fertile.

Botany

Taxonomic group Both parents are in the Dircaea clade.