Sinningia tubiflora



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Common Name: Hardy Gloxinia

Plant Family: Gesneriaceae

Season of Interest:  Spring to autumn
Position/ Situation:  Sheltered, frost-free gardens
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  White
Scented flowers or leaves:  Scented Flowers
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy to minus 5 deg. C

A tuberous plant from South America producing sweetly scented flowers in summer. Best grown in a container, leaving the tubers to become congested seems to improve flowering, as does a cool, frost-free winter rest. Can be grown outdoors with a good mulch, such as a pile of leaves.

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