Sinningia speciosa ‘Godefroi de Bouillon’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern. The Floricultural Cabinet described it as a fine blue [FC p.135/1853].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

It was earlier offered for sale in the pages of The Gardeners' Chronicle by Bass & Brown of Sudbury [GC p.432/1851].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in an appendix to the 1857 catalogue [A.58/1857].


Godfrey of Bouillon was a medieval French knight from Brabant, now part of Belgium.  He was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death in 1100.

Published Sep 07, 2009 - 05:28 PM | Last updated Aug 19, 2011 - 04:27 PM

More details about Sinningia speciosa ‘Godefroi de Bouillon’
Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably Belgium

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Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia Godefroi de Bouillon 

Confidence level high