Click for previous Image Image 1 of 3 Hemiboea subcapitata Glossy False Sinningia

Hemiboea subcapitata

Glossy False Sinningia

Plant Type:


Hemiboea subcapitata - White tubular late spring/summer flowers in abundance on this very hardy Gesneriad, the Glossy False Sinningia. The inner throats of the delicate tubular flowers are honey colored with darker spotting... looks like a good hummingbird candidate. Glossy dark green leaves are bold, quite handsome and of very thick texture. A single leaf on a happy plant may grow as long as 12 inches. The foliage would certainly contrast well to any compound pinnate ferns - I'm thinking Japanese Painted Fern would be especially beautiful. Considering the size of a growing colony a larger growing fern in the background would also be picturesque. In any application Hemiboea subcapitata is a choice perennial. Site in open shade in fertile, organic evenly moist soil. Division or cutting grown.


12-15 in


12-36 in




(5b)6 to 9
What is my hardiness zone?
Item Description Price  
HEMISUB Hemiboea subcapitata (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Hemiboea subcapitata

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Border
  • Woodland
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Collector Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid


  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic
  • Moist


  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown
  • Division