Sinningia tubiflora

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Clarence Eich

These beautiful flowers were born on a very long flowering stem.  The flowers were very fragrant, as well as beautifully shaped and of a very clear white.  Note the "keyhole" opening, which when taken with the white color, the fragrance and the length of the tube, indicates likely pollination by a moth with a long proboscis.  Shown at the 2002 Convention of AGGS.

Fresh sprouts of this species, growing in a bed at Kew Gardens, can be seen here.  Another show plant, which won Best In Show, illustrates the lovely potential of this fine species.

 

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