Sinningia speciosa ‘Formosa’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern, it has rich purple crimson flowers.  Listed in the Floricultural Cabinet as Achimenes formosa.  [FC p.194/1847].  Formosa means finely formed, handsome, beautiful.  [Stearn].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First recorded in a handwritten entry in a copy of the 1850 catalogue held at Camden Park [CPA] and subsequently in the 1857 catalogue [B.187/1857].


Published Sep 06, 2009 - 03:13 PM | Last updated Aug 21, 2011 - 03:02 PM

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

Probably garden origin

  • Gloxinia formosa Hort. ex Vilm.
  • Achimenes formosa Hort.


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia Formosa 

Confidence level medium