Gesneriads

x Achicodonia

A hybrid genus of Eucodonia and Achimenes. Cultural conditions as for Achimenes. Tend to bloom later in season, on into fall.

‘Cornell Gem’ (Lee) —

Compact, large leaves. Small reddish purple flowers, white throat. Available March 1-June 15. Three rhizomes — $4.00

‘Dark Star’ (Worley) —

Bronzy leaves, compact, trailing. Dark blue slipper-shaped flowers. Available March 1-June 15. Three rhizomes — $4.00

x Achimenantha

Hybrids of Achimenes and Smithiantha. They bloom later in the season, on into fall.

‘Cloe’ (Worley) —

Dark leaves, upright. Large deep pink flowers. Available March to June 15. One rhizome — $4.00

‘Golden Jubilee’ (Martens) —

Dark green leaves, reddish reverse, pink salmon flowers. Available March to June 15. One rhizome — $4.00

‘Inferno’ (Worley) —

Compact. Fiery red flowers, yellow throat. Available March to June 15. One rhizome — $4.00

‘Pisces’ —

Purple flowers, upright growing. Available Mar. 1-June 15. One rhizome–$4.00

‘Sagittarius’ –

White flowers, erratically marked pink-purple. Available Mar. 1-June 15. One rhizome–$4.00

‘Scorpio’ —

Stiff stems, dark foliage. 5 cm red flowers, yellow eye, similar to ‘Inferno’. Available March to June 15. One rhizome — $4.00

‘Star of Stars’ —

Upright stems, red flowers. Available Mar. 1-June 15. One rhizome–$4.00

Achimenes

From Central America are started from rhizomes in early spring for summer bloom in fairly shady locations. They like a porous soil and should never dry out.

admirabilis

Small, narrow, dark green leaves, compact bushy growth. Small bright orange flowers fall to winter. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

cettoana

Small, narrow dark green leaves. Small blue flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

dulcis

Large, light green leaves, silvery cast. Large campanulate flowers, white with yellow in throat.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

grandiflora

Large, rough, ovate leaves. Purple, pouched flowers, white throat. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

longiflora ‘Chiapas’ —

Large, light violet flowers. Green leaves. Trailing. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

misera

Low growing, small white flowers, spotted purple inside. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

patens ‘Major’ —

Compact. Deep reddish purple flowers, short blunt spur. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Aimee Saliba’ (Saliba) —

Large light yellow flowers, fading to cream, random pink markings. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Ambroise Verschaffelt’ (Regel) —

Almost white flowers, purple netting. Trailing. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Apple Blossom’ (Mossop) —

Stiff stems, salmon pink flowers, edged white. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Apricot Glow’ (Brumpton) —

Trailing, red-bronze pointed leaves. Small coral-pink to salmon flowers in clusters from axils.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Belinda’ (Lawn) —

Large magenta flowers, yellow eye. Long trailing stems. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Blue Bird’ —

Compact, upright, dark blue-purple flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Blue Monarch’ —

Large, trailing. Lavender blue flowers, white throat. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Blue Moon’ (Lawn) —

Long stems, dark green serrated leaves. Large flowers, blue to lilac, white throat.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Boy David’ (Mossop) —

Stiff stems. Flowers light violet, aging to almost white with yellow eye. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Caligula’ (Worley) —

Vigorous, trailing. Large currant red flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Camille Brozzoni’ (Regel) —

Compact. Clusters of small purple flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Cascade Fairy Pink’ (Park) —

3 in. light pink flowers with white eye. Compact. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Cattleya’ (Smith) —

Large, light violet flowers, long trailing stems, good in baskets. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Charm’ (Bull) —

Compact, erect. Bright pink flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Coral Sunset’ (Brumpton) —

Salmon pink, 3.7 cm across, blending to orange at center. Bronze-red leaves. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Cornell Favorite’ (Lee) —

Purplish red leaves, purplish red flowers, yellow in throat. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Desiree’ (Worley) —

Semi-trailing. Double salmon-red flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Flamenco’ (Michelssen) —

Compact. 2 in. reddish flowers, yellow eye. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Glory’ (Brumpton) —

Large orange-pink flowers, compact, semi-erect. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Grape Wine’ (Brumpton) —

Lavender-purple, yellow spot at throat. Compact basket. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Habenara’ (Michelssen) —

Compact, bronzy foliage. Tangerine red flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Honey Gold’ (Worley) –

Double yellow shading to orange flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $6.00

‘Imperial Light’ –

Compact, dark purple flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘India’ (Michelssen) —

Very large moorish blue flowers, compact. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Jennifer Goode’ (Worley) —

Magenta-purple flowers, dark purple veins. Long trailing stems. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Jewel Pink’ (Lyon) —

Large pink flowers, dark eye. Trailing stems. Good basket plant. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Judith’ (Mossop) –

Tall, 2 in. orange red flowers, yellow eye. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Lavender Lady’ —

Trailing. Green leaves, lilac-purple flowers, cream eye. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Mme. Geheune’ (syn. ‘Magnificent’) —

Tall stems, early. Large deep reddish purple flowers, white throat. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Mair’s White’ —

Trailing. Large white flowers, reddish purple eye. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Margarita’ —

Large white flowers, light green leaves. Long trailing stems. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Mauve Delight’ —

Trailing. Light violet flowers, darker eye. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Meissner’s Porzellan’ —

Large medium pink flowers, compact, upright growth. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Moonstone’ —

Trailing. Green foliage. White flowers larger than ‘Margarita’. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Old Rose Pink’ —

Large light rose flowers, netted light lavender at center. Trailing. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Orange Queen’ —

Salmon-orange flowers, compact. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Orange Spectacular’ —

Orange-red flowers, compact. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Painted Lady’ —

Trailing. Light pink flowers, darker markings around throat. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Panic Pink’ (Lyon) —

Compact, small leaves. Reddish pink flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Peach Blossom’ (Borges) —

Trailing. Flowers purplish-pink with purplish red splotch over throat. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Peach Glow’ (Brumpton) —

Light orange pink flowers, yellow extending from throat to lower lobes. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Pearly Gray’ —

Large pink flowers, washed with purple. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Pendent Purple’ —

Trailing. Bright purple, yellow eye. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Platinum’ (Lane) —

Large white flowers with pale lavender overcast. Long trailing stems. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Purple King’ —

Compact, dark bronzy-green leaves. Reddish-purple flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Purple Triumph’ (Lyon) —

Large light purple flowers, late in season. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Rainbow Warrior’ (Mossop) —

Large purple flowers, yellow eye, striped with dark purple. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Red Diamond’ (Saliba) –

Dark red flowers, compact, upright. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Red Elfe’ —

Small dark maroon leaves. Dark fuchsia with black lines. Compact. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Rosy Frost’ (Spaugh) —

Green leaves, trailing stems. Rose pink flowers, white throat. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Royal Flush’ –

Large purple flowers, wide white throat, stiff stems. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Santa Claus’ —

Compact. Bright salmon-orange, almost red flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Sauline’ (Saliba) —

Similar to ‘Aimee Saliba’, slight differences in mottling. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Schneewittchen’(Michelssen) —

Compact, floriferous. 5 cm white flowers, lightly edged with blue. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Summer Sunset’ —

Orange-pink flowers, yellow throat. Narrow, serrate leaves. Compact. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Sunburst’ (Park) —

Flowers open dingy purple, change to yellow with darker throat. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Tarantella’ (Michelssen) —

Compact, dark leaves. Salmon-pink flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Tetra India’ —

Stems stiffer, flowers somewhat larger, deep moorish blue. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Tetra Rosamunde’ (Michelssen) —

Light salmon flowers, bright center, dark spots in throat. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Tetra Verschaffelt’ —

Stiff stems. Flowers light lavender to white, purple veins. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Tiger Eye’ —

Large magenta purple flowers, long stems. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Topsy’ —

Trailing, dark lavender flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Tracey Thornley’ —

Large reddish purple flowers. Stiff stems. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Yellow Beauty’ (Lyon) —

Trailing. Large yellow flowers, bronzy leaves. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

‘Ziggy’ (Lane) —

Trailing, large purple flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

Diastema

Low growing, usually under 6 in., native to South and Central America. Short dormant period. Over 50% humidity, warm and good light.

species (luteolum in ed) —

Green leaves, marked silver. White flowers. One rhizome or plant–$4.00

Eucodonia

Compact plants with large, usually hairy leaves. Culture as for Achimenes, blooming the end of summer into fall’

andrieuxii

Green leaves, white hairs. Small hyacinth blue and white flowers.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety–$4.00

andrieuxii ‘Cathy’ —

Very low growing, small hairy leaves, small lavender and white flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety–$4.00

andrieuxii ‘Cora’ —

Very small, densely hairy leaves. Small lavender flowers.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety–$4.00

andrieuxii ‘Naomi’ —

Dark leaves, heavily covered with dark hairs.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety–$4.00

verticillata

Large, light green leaves, sprawling. Orchid and white flowers.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety–$4.00

verticillata‘Frances’ —

Bronzy leaves. Deep orchid flowers, white throat.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety–$4.00

‘Adele’ (Worley) —

Bronzy foliage densely covered with silvery hairs. Large, deep orchid slipper-shaped flowers.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety–$4.00

Gloxinia

Various plants, closely related to Kohlerias, from Central and South America. They enjoy temperatures over 65F and 70-80% humidity. One rhizome or started plant. Several moved to Seemannia. Keep medium barely moist to avoid rotting

erinoides ‘Red Satin’ —

Coppery leaves, silver spots. Deep pink and white flowers. One plant or rhizome–$4.00

perennis

Large, glossy leaves, tall. Lavender-blue bell-shaped flowers. One plant or rhizome–$5.00

Gloxinella

lindeniana (Kohleria) —

Low growing. Green leaves with silver veins. Lavender flowers, edged with white. One rhizome or plant–$4.00

Hemiboea

Himalayas, China, Taiwan and Viet Nam, related to Didymocarpus, sometimes listed as a Chinese alpine.

subcapitata (henryi) —

Smooth, light green, heart-shaped leaves, low-growing, forming stolons. Flowers white with rusty spots inside. Hardy as far north as Baltimore.
Plant–$8.00

Kohleria

Found from Mexico to northern South America. Many grow tall but tip cuttings can keep them to reasonable proportions. Bright light, warm temperatures.

trianae

Stems erect, branching. Leaves green, red edged. Flowers slightly swollen tubular, red. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

warszewiczii (digitaliflora) —

Flowers lavender shading to cream, limb green, spotted purple. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘Brimstone’ (Boggan) —

Compact. Gray-green leaves, silver feathering. Red-orange flowers. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘Bristol’s Frosty’ —

‘Cinnamon Toast’ (Roberts) —

Yellow flowers, spotted rust. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘Cybele’ (Batcheller) —

Compact, dark leaves. Claret rose flowers. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘Dark Velvet’ (GRF) —

Tall growing, bronzy green leaves, deep maroon reverse, tubular red flowers, limb yellow, spotted red. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘G.G. Lava Lamp’ —

‘Jester’ (Worley) —

Compact, silvery foliage. Flowers deep amethyst violet. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘Manchu’ (Worley) —

Compact plant, mottled leaves. Flowers red tubes, creamy face with red markings. Blooms freely. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘Marquis de Sade’ (Boggan) —

Dark foliage. Large flowers, white limb with deep pink spots. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘Mother’s Lipstick’ —

‘Pink Shadows’ —

‘Prince Albert’ (Boggan) —

Compact, dark foliage. Flowers pink, lobes pink spotted red. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘Queen Victoria’ (Boggan) —

Compact to medium grower. Bronzy-green leaves. Deep pink flowers, lobes spotted red. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘Rebekka’ —

‘Ruby’ (Boggan) —

Dark foliage, pink spotted flowers, may be fragrant. One rhizome or plant–$4.00

‘Rusty’ —

Green leaves, edged red, orange flowers. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

‘Silver Feather’ (Boggan) —

Compact, dark leaves with silver shading in center. Orange flowers. One rhizome or plant–$5.00

Lysionotus

Asian Gesneriads with fleshy rhizomes. Most require cool temperatures to bloom well. Grow well in moss-lined baskets which allow the rhizomes to emerge. Plants only.

pauciflorus

Waxy, serrated leaves, dwarf. Pale lavender, flowers. Plant–$8.00

serratus

Large, with thick waxy stem and leaves. Lavender flowers. Plant–$8.00

species —

Large light green oval leaves, lavender flowers. Plant–$8.00

Niphaea

Central and South America. Long dormant period.

oblonga

Star-shaped white flowers. Puckered green leaves. One rhizome or plant–$4.00

Pearcea

Includes former Parakohleria. From northern South America. Require very high humidity. Shallowly rooted.

abunda

Bright green leaves, red veins, dense red hairs on stems. Small orange red flowers. One plant–$8.00

schimpfii

Leaves dark green, flowers red or orange red. One plant–$8.00

Phinaea

Miniature, doing best with the high humidity of a terrarium. Can set seed freely which may interfere with rhizome formation.

divaricata

Dark green leaves, small white flowers. One rhizome or plant–$4.00

Seemannia

Closely related to Gloxinia, and now including several species formerly in that genus.

gymnostoma

Light green leaves, bright fuchsia flowers. One rhizome or plant–$4.00

nematanthodes

Small leaves. Bell-shaped red flower, yellow throat. One rhizome or plant–$4.00

sylvatica

(Seemannia or Gloxinia latifolia)
Narrow, pointed leaves on semi-trailing stems. Bright red-orange pouch-shaped flowers. One rhizome or plant–$4.00

Smithiantha

Heart-shaped leaves with dense velvety hairs. Flowers on terminal inflorescences in fall. Bright light and a porous mix.

cinnabarina

Heart-shaped leaves densely covered with velvety red hairs. Nodding red flowers, inside white, spotted red, late fall-winter. Available Mar. 1-June 15. One rhizome–$5.00

zebrina

Green leaves, marked with yellow and brown, bell-shaped orange flowers, yellow inside with red markings. Available Mar. 1-June 15. One rhizome–$5.00

‘Capistrano’ (Cornell) —

Compact growing, orange flowers. Available Mar. 1-June 15. One rhizome–$5.00

‘Sassy Redhead’ (Martens) —

Reddish foliage, red and white flowers. Available Mar. 1-June 15. One rhizome–$5.00