Monthly Archives: June 2018


Kohlerias are fun and easy to grow plants. They are free blooming in general. Some are more seasonal bloomers, others are everblooming. They come in large variety. Here are some cultivars and hybrids. All are very easy to grow.

An’s Nagging Macaws

This is a very showy variety. Heavy blooming with somewhat large flowers. This is a tall big plant with large leaves. One of the biggest growing kohlerias I’ve had.

If you want a large showy plant, this definitely will make you happy.

Rapid grower, that spreads and produces lots of rhizomes very quickly.

Designer’s Jewel

This plant has large flowers and leaves, but tends to stay very short. Heavy bloomer with large showy flowers.

The Leaves are fluffy and light gray.

 Heartland’s Blackberry Butterfly

Medium sized plant. Can grow pretty tall. Good growth habit. The dark speckles on the face of the flower vary. Bright magenta fuzzy tubes, nicely contrasted by the dark foliage.

Very consistent heavy bloomer.


This tiny little kohleria is really cute.

Not the best bloomer, but a lovely plant to have in your terrarium.

Needs higher humidity.


Medium sized plant with medium sized leaves and somewhat large flowers.

Flower tubes are orange-red, and the face is bright yellow. Beautifully contrasted by the dark foliage.

Nice growth habit and a heavy, generous bloomer.

This is a very pretty plant with dense base and longer upright stems that may or may not need stalking. Flowers through the length of the stem.

Red Ryder

Very showy plant. The flowers are very big and bright red.

Large lightly marbled medium green leave.

Blooms consistently. Despite the large flower and leaves, the plant stays relatively short.


One of my favorite kohlerias.  Balanced growth habit, medium height. It’s not a very large plant at all. The flowers are nicely displayed throughout the height of the plant. Consistent bloomer. I love the overall appearance of this hybrid. The undersides of the leaves and the stems are purplish.

Pink Shadows

Another awesome kohleria. I expected this one to me a smaller growing variety, after I saw it at a gesneriad show, but it grew decently large for me. The leaves are very dark, very large, and beautifully marbeled. The flowers are numerous and mostly at the top of the plant, pink and creamy orange. It’s a really pretty plant.

Silver Feather

Medium to large plant. Showy large leaves with beautiful silver markings in the center.

The flowers are somewhat long and look like red tubes hanging over the leaves. This plant has an excellent growth habit and stays dense, bushy and upright.

Not a very consistent bloomer, but it is still more often in flower than not. The beautiful foliage makes up for it.

More sun = smaller leaves and more flowers

Less sun= larges leaves and less flowers.

Very easy to grow, and quickly fills up the pot.

Tropical Night

Smallish plant. Very heavy bloomer. The small salmon flowers are just so precious. They look beautiful against the dark reddish leaves. Very easy to grow.

Here is a post with more more about this specific kohleria: Tropical Night

Vanilla Sky


Large showy flowers. This a new plant, so I’ll have to see how large it will get. So far it seems to flower from the tip of the plant mostly.

Peridots Rolo

Cute somewhat small kohleria with bright pink flowers and beautiful marbled foliage.

More about this specific variety: Peridots rolo

Kohleria Peridots Rolo

Kohleria Peridots Rolo