Sinningia ‘Royal Robe’
Sinningia ‘Royal Robe’, 2015, IR151295, hybridized by Ray Coyle, New York (S. ibiotica x S.’Flair’). Cross made 05/08, planted 07/08, and first flowered 04/09. Reproducible only vegetatively. Upright erect growth habit. Leaves dark green, 10 cm long x 10 cm wide with 6 cm petiole, bullate, orbicular with cordate base, crenate margin and rounded tip. Calyx split, olive green, 2 cm. Pedicel 3-4 cm with 1-2 flowers. Corolla salverform, 4 cm long x 4 cm wide, dark purple yellow throat w/ purple spotting. Shorter growing than S. ibitioca, darker foliage and higher bloom count.