February 7, 2011

Seemannia In New York

by Kenneth Moore

I photographed these red-blooming Seemannia sylvatica (as pointed out to me via this reference, these are formerly Gloxinia sylvatica, which is also what the label in this planting said they were) at the New York Botanic Garden, in the Bronx, when I visited on Christmas Eve. They were very nice as a groundcover in the humid conservatory! It's also nice to see gesneriads blooming en masse, although I didn't think to get a more landscape-y shot.