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Sinningia sellovii /Hardy Gloxinia


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Close view of foliage

Long flowering spikes

Flower spike with many pink flowers

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Scientific Name: Sinningia sellovii
Common Name: Hardy Gloxinia
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Medium green leaves are quilted and not easily damaged. Flowers hang vertically from spikes up to 30" in length. The flower pedicles are not straight, but have a crook near their base. For a gloxonia it is quite hardy outdoors in the mid-Atlantic coastal area.