Sinningia speciosa ‘Labiata’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern, Gloxinia ‘Labiata’ was bred and sold by James Backhouse and Son, York Nurseries, who described it in an advertisement in The Gardeners' Chronicle: ‘lowest petal clouded all over with rose colour; the others white, rich blotch.’  [Gard. Chron. 1849].

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.188/1857].


Published Sep 06, 2009 - 03:42 PM | Last updated Aug 21, 2011 - 02:52 PM

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

Garden origin, England

  • Gloxinia labiata Hort.


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia labiata 

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