Sinningia ‘Owlsee Red Hot’

Sinningia ‘Owlsee Red Hot’, 2015, IR151314, hybridized by Alcie Maxwell, LA (S.bullataS.Kevin Garnett’). Cross made 10/13, planted 11/13, first flowered 06/21/14. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Erect growth habit, 12-18 inches.  Leaves dark olive green with red back when mature, light green when young, 5-7 inches long x 3.5 inches wide with 1 inch petiole, elliptical with crenate margin, cordate base and acute ti, bullate, hairy. Calyx fused, red, 1 inch. Pedicel 2.5 inches, 2 flowers per axil. Corolla salverform, 1-1.5 inches long x 0.25 inches wide, red. Fire engine red double calyx blossoms complement the dark green fuzzy foliage with red reverse. Slow to bloom but once blooming, it will bloom continuously with good culture.

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