glazioviana x Desafinado: flower

Sinningia glazioviana x ramboi

glazioviana x Desafinado: plant

I did this cross in 2009.  The parents were S. glazioviana and S. ramboi (known at that time as "Desafinado").

This cross was part of a project to make all three crosses in the triangle containing the two species above and also S. leucotricha. I did the other two crosses in 2008 and 2009; the results are reported elsewhere.

This plant has reasonably attractive foliage and flowers.  The dark leaves are inherited from both parents.  The pleasing flower color owes a lot to S. glazioviana.

Unfortunately, the hybrid flower does not have the markings of ramboi nor the galea (or flower size) of S. glazioviana.

Thus I deem the plant interesting and attractive, but not worth naming.

Feature table for Sinningia glazioviana x ramboi

Plant Description

Growth Determinate, like S. ramboi
Habit Erect stems. Green near the base, dark red higher up.
Leaves Dark green with red midveins, like both parents.  Width is intermediate between the two parents.
Dormancy The plants go dormant in winter.


Inflorescence Terminal peduncle
Season Blooms in spring, like the ramboi parent.
Flower Dark lustrous red. Tubular, no galea.

Horticultural aspects

From seed A couple of years to bloom, under my conditions. Yours are better.
Hardiness Has survived 27 F [-2.5 C] outdoors, as a tuber.
Recommended? Not a bad plant.  Foliage and flower color are interesting for hybridizing potential


Hybridizer Alan LaVergne, 2009
Fertility There is no reason to believe this hybrid is not fertile.


Taxonomic group Both parents are in the Dircaea clade.