Friday, July 6, 2012

The second time around!

Sinningia 'Colorado Sunset' grown from tuber by Gary's Specialty Plants
Story # 38,

 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!

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