Sinningia 'Towering Inferno'

Towering Inferno Hardy Sinningia

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Item #: 8010

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This 2008 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction started its life when gesneriad expert John Farina crossed two sinningia hybrids, Sinningia 'Krezdorn Yellow' x Sinningia 'Apricot Bouquet' and subsequently sent us a packet of seed. After 3 years of garden trials, we christened Sinningia 'Towering Inferno' as the first introduction from the seedlings. Sinningia 'Towering Inferno' emerges from a dormant tuber in spring, producing huge 4' tall flowering spikes adorned with thick, fuzzy green leaves and topped with bright red, dangling, tubular flowers. For us, Sinningia 'Towering Inferno' starts flowering in mid-June and continues well into October. A site in bright full sun for at least half a day is necessary...even in hot climates.