Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Sinningia speciosa ‘Schaeferi’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern, Gloxinia ‘Schaeferi’ is listed in the Appendix to the Gesneriad Register-Sinningia with a date of 1863, which would appear to be erroneous.  No description is given.  I have found no other reference.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

Listed only in an appendix to the 1857 catalogue [A.55/1857].


Not to be confused with Sinningia schiffneri Fritsch. 1908, an erect perennial shrub with funnel-shaped, cream flowers, spotted with red inside.

Published Sep 07, 2009 - 03:25 PM | Last updated Nov 02, 2011 - 08:14 AM

Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin

  • Gloxinia Schaeferi Hort.


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia Schaefer 

Confidence level low