leucotricha x Desafinado: flower

Sinningia leucotricha x ramboi

leucotricha x Desafinado: plant

I did this cross in 2010.  The parents were S. leucotricha and S. ramboi (known at that time as S. "Desafinado").

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

This plant has reasonably attractive foliage and flowers.  The dark leaves are inherited from the ramboi parent.  The hybrid flower has the markings of ramboi, which is a plus.

leucotricha x Desafinado

There is potential for further hybridizing here, to bring out more silver hairs on the foliage.




Feature table for Sinningia leucotricha x ramboi

Plant Description

Growth Determinate, like both parents.
Habit Erect stems.
Leaves Dark green with red midveins, like the ramboi parent.
Dormancy The plants go dormant in winter.

Flowering

Inflorescence Terminal peduncle, like the ramboi parent.
Season Blooms in spring, like both parents.
Flower Tubular. Dark lustrous red, with dark spots on corolla lobes.

Horticultural aspects

From seed A couple of years to bloom, under my conditions. Yours are better.
Hardiness Has survived 27 F [-2.5 C] outdoors, as a tuber.
Recommended? Not a bad plant.  Foliage and flower color are interesting 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.