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Sinningia sp., Siningia
Sinningia tubiflora

Sinningia sp.

Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: Brazil
CaudexGroundcover and low-growing 2ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Flowers on the silvery new foliage produced when the tuber first breaks dormancy. Younger plants, in their first year or two of flowering, do not produce as much of a flush of bloom. After flowering the leaves grow to quite a large size and lose their silvery lustre. However, the mature plant can make an attractive specimen, and can be grown with the tuber exposed. Under these conditions, it can make an attractive bonsai-like specimen.

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