Source for Sinningia (florists' "Gloxinia")?

bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)October 3, 2013

I used to see these plants everywhere for sale years ago. Mostly with the big, velvety red or blue flowers, often with the scalloped border in white. But I haven't seen them in ages. Does anyone know of a source for these plants? I live in Rhode Island, so a nearby source would be nice, but mail order from anywhere would be second best and certainly a possibility. Suggestions are welcome.

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Bill - every so often I see finished plants in good nurseries.

violetbarn.com has an interesting selection of named Sinningia speciosa - probably young plants.

If you do search on Amazon.com on gloxinia seeds - they will come with several options. With good luck the young pants will be blooming in 9 months - and you will have bunch of different ones.

The way how to start seeds - you need to spread them on a top of soil - do not cover with soil - in the transparent salad container - and keep covered, barely moist and under light. The soil - you can use crumbled jiffy pellets. When they are safe to handle - you transplant to small pots - and transplant to bigger pots later.

Good Luck
Irina

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bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)

Irina,
Thanks for the information!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 3:15PM
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