Columnea sanguinea 'Orange King'
by Dale Martens
Grown at Selby Gardens
Also called Dalbergaria sanguinea 'Orange King'. According to the Gesneriad Register, synonyms include Columnea cinnabarina and Columnea purpurata.
C. sanguinea can grow to enormous size, with stiff spreading stems more than a metre long, and leaves up to 30 cm. In some clones of the species, the leaves have a large red blotch near the apex (tip).