Above - This is Sinningia eumorpha seedling #2, creamy white with puple and yellow
in throat. Flower has a heavy substance. I lost this one in the winter of 2006/7.
I bought the seed for these beauties from Mauro Peixoto in Brazil,
planted them on Jan. 30, 2005 and had great germination. I kept two
inside on my plant bench and one inside at work, I put 20 outside for
the summer. The two on my plant bench started blooming in mid July
2005, the lavender #1 then the white #2 about a week later.
I crossed S. eumorpha #1 & 2 both to (S. leucotricha x reitzii) and
had great seed count, over a hundred per pod. The S. eumorphas
were the seed parents. Look on crosses #3 & 4 page to see the
results. I have one plant named from this cross S. 'Herbert Walker'.
I planted another batch of seeds I had kept from these crosses and
have 72 plants from each cross growing now.
S. eumorpha #1 is on the left, it is mostly lavender with white on the
open petals, it has purple in throat with a yellow streak down the
center. S. eumorpha #2 was stark white with purple and yellow in the
throat. I lost S. eumorpha #2 in the winter of 2006/7, so I was glad
when some of the other eumorpha's started blooming in 2007 and I
had another white, S. eumorpha #5 is at the bottom of the page, it is
white with just a touch of lavender stripes down the throat with yellow
in the center.
If you are wondering why I have several S. eumorpha's growing and
using in my crosses, it is because I want to see what difference will
show in the seedlings and also to continue genetic diversity within my
crosses. I try to always make a cross twice once to a light color (#2 &
5) and one to the lavender (#1).
Left & right - S. eumoprha #5 is a large white with just a
little lavender in the throat. It is also a heavy bloomer, it
had more than 35 blooms on a single stem during the
summer. It is dormant under my house right now.
I also have a S. eumorpha that is about 1/2 the size of a
regular plant, it has white blooms, too. I will try to get a
picture of it this summer, it is dormant now.
@copyright Brad Walker Aug. 1, 2005,
updated Jan. 3, 2008
Above & below - S. eumorpha