Sinningia 'Anne Crowley'

  1. In habitat
  2. Feature table

According to the registration list on the Gesneriad Society website, Sinningia 'Anne Crowley' is Sinningia 'Georgia Sunset' hybrid F2 x Sinningia macropoda (but the latter may be a mistaken identity, Sinningia lineata may be intended), registered by Paul Cummiskey (who also created Sinningia 'Tampa Bay Beauty').

This hybrid was named after the late Anne Crowley, predecessor to Jeanne Katzenstein as editor of The Gloxinian (now Gesneriads) (and successor to Renee White, who also has a sinningia hybrid named after her).

In Habitat

Sinningia Anne Crowley
Sinningia 'Anne Crowley' growing in its native habitat.

Don't believe the caption.  I can't be trusted.

This plant has been for many years in a flowerbed under the lemon tree in my back yard, where it flourishes despite neglect, snails, and the occasional sunburn.

I have one in a pot too -- see its dramatically cratered tuber.  [August 2008 update: this tuber did not come out of dormancy after the Freeze of January 2007.] [October 2008 update update: yes it did, just this month! It was reviewing the galley proofs...]

Feature table for Sinningia 'Anne Crowley'

Plant Description

Growth Determinate
Habit Stems with few leaf pairs
Leaves Green, hairy
Dormancy Stems fully deciduous

Flowering

Inflorescence terminal peduncles
Season Blooms in summer
Flower Tubular, red outside, pink inside

Horticultural Aspects

From seed 16 months to bloom, under my conditions
Hardiness It has survived 28F in my yard