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Gesneriads


The Gesneriad family consists of over 3,000 species and over 133 genera. It was named after 16th century Swiss naturalist Konrad von Gesner. Most gesneriads are from tropical parts of the world.

Some of the most common plants in this genera are the Cupid's Bower (Aechimenes), Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus), Flame Violet (Episcia), Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus), African Violet (Saintpaulia), Florist Gloxinia (Sinningia), and Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus).




Aeschynanthus Collection Aeschynanthus Collection
Code: C105
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Aeschynanthus Fireworks Aeschynanthus 'Fireworks'
Code: 10308
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Large spectacular upright clusters of bright red flowers. Dark green tapered leaves. (F,B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Aeschynanthus hians Aeschynanthus hians
Code: 90120
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Abundant clusters of red flowers striped black, with saucer shaped pale green calyces tinted pink. Small leaves closely set on trailing stems. Gesneriaceae

 
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Codonanthe and xCodonatanthus Collection Codonanthe and xCodonatanthus Collection
Code: C107
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Codonanthe carnosa Codonanthe carnosa
Code: 10352
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Delightful waxy white flowers are strongly scented. Small round dark foliage, trailing. Lovely. (F, B, W) Gesneriaceae

 
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Codonatanthus Vista xCodonatanthus 'Vista'
Code: 10358
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Baby pink flowers with creamy gold face. Small glossy leaves distinctively blotched deep red. Full compact habit. Almost always in bloom. Largest flowered xCodonatanthus. (Worley) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Collection Columnea Collection
Code: C109
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Columnea Diablo Columnea 'Diablo'
Code: 90425
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Small dark green pointed leaves, trailing. Big red flowers in abundance all year. (Kartuz) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Lava Flow Columnea 'Lava Flow'
Code: 10225
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Large outward facing fiery red flowers spotted yellow. Trailing stems, compact. (Kartuz) (B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Orange Sherbet Columnea 'Orange Sherbet'
Code: 10206
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Quantities of large flaming orange flowers produced all year on this vigorous, trailing plant. Small bright green leaves. (Schwarz) (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Columnea Orange Spike Columnea 'Orange Spike'
Code: 10219
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Clusters of orange flowers on upright stems, smooth pointed leaves. Gesneriaceae

 
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Gesneriad Collection - 3 Genera Gesneriad Collection - 3 Genera
Code: CG1
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This collection is offered to give the undecided grower a chance to sample different members in the various genera (groups) in the gesneriad family. We will choose easy to grow varieties.

Our choice of one each of 3 different genera, for example: Streptocarpus, Sinningia, and Nematanthus, etc. Gesneriaceae

 
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Gesneriad Collection - 6 Genera Gesneriad Collection - 6 Genera
Code: CG2
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This collection is offered to give the undecided grower a chance to sample different members in the various genera (groups) in the gesneriad family. We will choose easy to grow varieties.

Our choice of one each of 6 different genera, for example: Streptocarpus, Sinningia, and Nematanthus, etc. Gesneriaceae

 
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Kohleria Collection Kohleria Collection
Code: C113
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Nematanthus Collection Nematanthus Collection
Code: C115
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Nematanthus fritschii Nematanthus fritschii
Code: 90461
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Showy dark green, 3 inch shiny leaves with a large red spot on the underside, which helps attract the hummingbird pollinators. The 2 inch long tubular flowers are dark reddish pink on 5 inch velvety pedicles. The effect of numerous flowers dangling from the long pedicels is very showy. A rather large Nematanthus growing up to 2½ feet wide and long. Easy to grow with good drainage and a semi-shade location. A parent of Nematanthus 'Spotlight'. This epiphyte is native to the Sao Paulo area of Brazil, where it is found growing high on trees or rocks. (F, B) Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus 'Glowing Embers'
Code: 90376
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Glossy green leaves with clusters of light orange flowers with reddish striping and dots radiating out from the base. Compact. New hybrid by David Roberts. Gesneriaceae

 
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Nematanthus Linda Jo Nematanthus 'Linda Jo'
Code: 90124
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Small glossy dark green leaves marked red under. Clusters of salmon red flowers tipped yellow. Compact, trailing. Great new hybrid by David Roberts. Gesneriaceae

 
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Paliavana prasinata Paliavana prasinata
Code: 80076
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An unusual gesneriad from southern Brazil. This evergreen shrub to 7 feet is closely related to Sinningia, but does not produce tubers. The large, waxy campanulate clear green flowers are speckled with purple. Pollinated by bats, which are attracted to its abundant nectar and strong odor. Needs bright light to bloom freely. Although drought tolerant, it should be watered frequently while actively growing. By keeping potbound, it can be brought into bloom at a small size. Grow outdoors in mild climates. Gesneriaceae

 
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Primulina Collection Primulina Collection
Code: PR3
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Sinningia Species and Hybrids Collection Sinningia Species and Hybrids Collection
Code: C118
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