Smithiantha 'Little One'
Photo by Ron Myhr
S. 'Little One' was a seedline sold by Parks Seed Company for many years. It was widely grown for the velvety red and yellow leaves produced, and the very attractive bright orange and yellow flowers in terminal racemes. Often difficult to grow indoors, it did very well when grown in a humid environment, such as that provided by Allan Gardens, a public conservatory maintained by the City of Toronto. This bed is just starting to come into bloom. It made a spectacular sight once fully in bloom. Another blooming plant can be seen here.