Smithiantha zebrina ‘Splendens’

See Smithiantha zebrina Kuntze for details of the species.  The cultivar ‘Splendens’ was seen at Kew Gardens and reported in the Floricultural Cabinet: ‘The flowers are more rich and brilliant, and the spotting deeper, and the velvet stripes of the leaves more distinct than the original species.’  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed only as an addendum to the 1857 catalogue [A.54/1857].


Published Sep 01, 2009 - 05:07 PM | Last updated Aug 24, 2011 - 03:40 PM

More details about Smithiantha zebrina ‘Splendens’
Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Gesnera Tebrina splendens 

Confidence level medium