Tony Avent
Fri, 11 Apr 2003 14:31:36 PDT

	I have not personally tried Sinningia leucotricha, but one of our
customers has found it to be completely hardy to about 12 degrees F in the
ground, about 1 hr east of us. I will be planting this soon. 

At 04:46 PM 4/11/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Tony Avent writes:
> We grow Sinningia selovii and S. tubiflora here in NC in our full sun rock
>scree.  They have been in several years and have endured 9 degrees F (-13C)
>with no problem (no mulch or snow cover).  We also grow S. 'Tante', which
>is an intermediate hybrid.  We plan to put in another 30+ species this year
>for trials.  This was quite a surprise to us, but these seem far hardier
>than their origin would indicate.
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> What about S. leucotricha? Has a bulb, sort of. My only gesneriad but one
>of my favorite plants.
> Bonaventure Magrys
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Tony Avent
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Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
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