Smithiantha 'Little One'
Photo by Ruth Zavitz
S. 'Little One' has hairy leaves that look like red plush, which beautifully set off the bright yellow and orange flowers. Like most of the Smithianthas, 'Little One' produces numbers of fat rhizomes during the growing season. These can be potted separately to produce many new plants.
The foliage of many Smithianthas is difficult to keep in good condition under other than optimal conditions of fairly high humidity. In my experience, 'Little One' is particularly difficult.
A photo of a bed of plants illustrates the high potential of the Smithianthas for landscape schemes.