Sinningia speciosa ‘Candidissima’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern. It is listed in the Appendix to the Gesneriad Register - Sinningia with a date of 1842.  I have found no description.  

Horticultural & Botanical History

James Backhouse of York is possibly the breeder but I have no direct evidence of this.

History at Camden Park

Recorded in a handwritten entry in a copy of the 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library and inscribed on the front Wm. Macarthur, 23rd Dec. 1854.  [ML635.9m].  Gloxinia candida was requested of James Backhouse on 1st February, 1849 and this is the likely source [MP A2933-1 p.183].


Published Sep 02, 2009 - 05:24 PM | Last updated Aug 21, 2011 - 05:07 PM

More details about Sinningia speciosa ‘Candidissima’
Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin, England

  • Gloxinia candidissima Hort.


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia candidissima


Confidence level low