Sinningia 'Invasion Force', Hardy Pink Gloxinia

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This is a South American hybrid yielding late spring/early summer pendent, soft pink flowers comprised of a tubular corolla terminating in a flat-petaled upturned face. You're not at fault if you can't imagine that...it's an unusual structure that defies description, but a form apparently appreciated by sphinx moths. The soft pink is undergirded by rounded, velvet, soft gray-green foliage—soft and pretty, begging the question, why that cultivar name? John Ingram of Floral Architecture seems to be responsible, having named it for its vigorous spreading nature. 

Whether or not it can be used militarily is another question, if so, it's the kind of military strategy our tax dollars should support. In any case, it's perfect for filling an area with a beautiful plant. Or enjoy it in a container...contained. (For those of you interested in the origin of the genus name, Wilhelm Sinning (1792-1874) was a gardener and botanist at the University of Bonn Botanical Garden, a yet wonderful and going concern.) 1–2' tall and spreading

Minimum temperature: 5° F


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