Sinningia ‘Heaven’s Gate’

Sinningia ‘Heaven’s Gate’, 2013, IR131214, Sharon Crochet, LA. (S. ‘Maiden’s Blush’ x S. ¬†‘Purple Crest’). Cross made May 9, 2012, planted June 6, 2012 and first flowered Nov. 1, 2012. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively¬†¬† Tuberous, compact rosette. Leaves dark green with purple veins, reverse light green with lighter purple veins, 2.75 in. long x 2.25 in. wide with 1.125-1 in. petiole, ovate with crenate margin, acute tip and cordate base. Calyx 0.25 in. long, leafy, green tipped light purple, pedicel 2.75 in long with 2 flowers. Corolla salverform, 1.625 in. long x 1 in. wide, medium dark purple, lower petals and lip streaked with purple, gold patch in throat, lighter purple on lower part of lip, edged purple.

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