Sinningia sellovii (Argentine Hardy Orange Gloxinia)
Zone: 7b to 10b,at least
Height: 54" tall
Culture: Sun to Light Shade
Origin: Argentina, Brazil
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. Oz/0.7 L)
Yes, it's another of the amazing hardy gloxinias from South America. Sinningia sellovii is composed of thick, light green, sandpaper-like leaves on an arching clump that can reach 54" in height. Atop the plant from May through October are 4.5' arching spikes, each bearing over 100 pendent scarlet-orange bells...a hummingbird dream. Although the base of Sinningia selovii is only 2' wide after 10 years, the arching stems spread to 6' wide, so allow plenty of room. We grow our plants of Sinningia sellovii in a full sun-baked rock garden, where they thrive with good drainage...very easy.