Sinningia 'Peninsula Belle' x conspicua

Hybrids made between Sinningia 'Peninsula Belle' and Sinningia conspicua. The flowers resemble those of Peninsula Belle but have the conspicua fragrance.

Sinningia 'Peninsula Belle' is one of my first hybrids, created in the early 1980s.  In the 1990s, I crossed it with Sinningia conspicua.

The resulting plants were more compact than "Peninsula Belle".  Because of their smaller size, inherited from Sinningia conspicua, they bore fewer flowers overall and had a shorter blooming season.

Whole plant of one of the crosses.

For a comparison of hybrids with 'Peninsula Belle' ancestry, see this page.

Feature table for Sinningia 'Peninsula Belle' x conspicua

Plant Description

Growth Indeterminate
Habit Stems upright or bushy.
Leaves Heart-shaped, green.
Dormancy Most are deciduous and die back to the tuber in winter.


Inflorescence axillary cymes, usually one flower per axil.
Flowering Late summer through late autumn
Flower Varies among the plants.  Some plants have dark lavender flowers, others almost white. Same general shape as 'Peninsula Belle' and conspicua.

Horticultural aspects

Hardiness Tubers have survived 26 F (-3 C) in my back yard.
Recommended? Probably not. They are not vigorous plants. Under my conditions, they behave more like S. conspicua than 'Peninsula Belle'. If you can grow S. conspicua well, then these hybrids could thrive for you.


Hybridizer Alan LaVergne, 1997
Fertility This hybrid is fertile.


Taxonomic group These plants have three species in their ancestry, and all three belong to the Dircaea clade.