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Kohleria ‘Dale’s Copper Penny’

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Kohleria ‘Dale’s Copper Penny’ is a larger robust kohleria hybrid.

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, but I did wait quite a bit to see if flower.

However, once it has started to flower, it hasn’t been without flowers. The flowers seem to last longer too.

Kohleria Dale's Copper Penny

Kohleria ‘Heartland’s Blackberry Butterfly’

Kohleria Heartland's Blackberry Butterfly

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Kohleria ‘Heartland’s Blackberry Butterfly’ is a beautiful kohleria hybrid.

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 amount of light. 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.

As most kohlerias the plant flowers while still small, but can grow to a pretty impressive specimen size.

Kohleria ‘An’s Nagging Macaws’

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Kohleria ‘An’s Nagging Macaws’, is a large showy hybrid. One of the larger growing kohlerias that I’ve had. It grows tall with robust stems, large medium green leaves, and flowers heavily.

The plant is a very rapid grower, and produces lots of offshoots and rhizomes.

The flowers are very showy, and come mostly in clusters from the tip of the plant, and less often along the stems.

Very easy to grow plant.

 

 

Kohleria ‘Silver Feather’

Kohleria Silver Feather

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Medium sized plant. Though the leaves are large and showy, the plant doesn’t grow very tall.

Kohleria Silver Feather

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.Kohleria Silver FeatherKohleria Silver Feather