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Sinningia leucotricha, Rechsteineria leucotricha, Brazilian Edelweiss

Sinningia leucotricha, Rechsteineria leucotricha

Brazilian Edelweiss
Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: Brazil
CaudexSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageRed, crimson, vinous flowers

Sinningia leucotricha is an unusual and attractive, long lived, tuberous perennial with a large rounded tuber that can reach a foot (30 cm) across on older plants and from which emerges a few short stems, holding 2 or 3 opposite pairs of small, fuzzy, silver leaves. Sinningia leucotricha has the most beautiful foliage of any sinningia.The showy, salmon colored flowers begin to bloom just above the foliage in spring to early summer

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