|Sinningia 'Colorado Sunset' grown from tuber by Gary's Specialty Plants|
The second time around!
Sinningias form tubers as a survival mechanism to regrow after a dormancy.
When one is grown from seed, tip cutting or tissue culture, it can grow and flower mostly from its roots before it forms much of a tuber.
For commercial production the variety must be capable of a great show on first flowering or it will not be successful.
What we know is that Sinningias that re-sprout from a tuber produce more spectacular flowering than previously
Hobbyists often keep their favorite Sinningias from year to year and judge a variety by what it does the second or third year. Very few people go to this trouble, in spite of the reward.
Sinningias are better ----- the second time around!