Gloxinia perennis

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown at Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

G. perennis grows from scaly rhizomes, and can be a robust plant for tropical beds. Under home conditions it does not seem to grow quite so large. The terminal inflorescence can become quite long. A close-up of the flowers may be seen by clicking here.  A fine example of the upright flowering habit typical of the species can be seen here.

 

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