Kohleria ‘Dale’s Copper Penny’ is a larger, robust kohleria hybrid, hybridized by Dale Martens.
It’s a tall upright plant, that readily produces offshoots and rhizomes. The stems are thick, robust, and covered with red fuzz.
The leaves are very bright green, with a bit of a coppery hue to them, which set this plant off from the many dark-leaved hybrids out there.
Overall, the plant has a sturdy natural look to it. The flowers are very long, bright-red and fuzzy.
From a presonal exprience this particular kohleria took a long time to grow and flower. It’s possible that it just might require more light than some of the other varieties and it was’t getting enough.
When grown under light the leaves get a bit more coppery in color, and the plant grows rapidly and flowers profusely.
However, once it has started to flower, it hasn’t been without flowers. The flowers seem to last longer too.
Kohleria ‘Heartland’s Blackberry Butterfly’ is a beautiful kohleria hybrid by Dale Martens.
It’s a medium sized kohleria with an excellent growth habit. The leaves are very dark.
The flowers are bright magenta tubes with light-colored faces, speckles with dark-purple dots, and are displayed beautifully against the foliage.
The spots vary based on the growing conditions. The more direct light the plant gets, the more numerous the speckles on the face of the flowers. The leaves also become smaller and the plant grows denser. Slightly less light, and you’ll get larger leaves and brighter flower faces with less spots. I think the spots might also vary with temperature as well.
As most kohlerias, the plant flowers while still small, but can grow to a pretty impressive specimen size.
Medium sized plant. Though the leaves are large and showy, the plant doesn’t grow very tall.
It’s a good rapid grower and quickly fills up a pot.
This hybrid is a bit more of a seasonal bloomer for me, but the foliage completely makes up for it. This kohleria sports showy, large leaves with beautiful silver markings in the center, pink metallic sheen to them, and white fuzzy hairs making the leaves took almost frosted.
The flowers are long , tubular, bright orange-red, and beautifully hang over the leaves. This plant has an excellent growth habit and stays dense, bushy and upright.