Just recent photos of Sinningia that I took to show various appearance of such charming flowers within the same big family. Hopefully everyone finds the beloved Sinningia that also suits you best.
Not only the flower is charming, the foliage of Smithiantha is also lovely. Benefited by the current cool weather in northern Taiwan, these plants are happy to expedite their growth. I just use liquid fertilizer twice a month, and it seems it's enough.
Doing a F1 hybrid is usually the first step to begin a hybrid work, and sometimes it does get classic result like Sinningia Amizade. F1 hybrid shows the combination of parents in the first place, so ... conservative speaking, if the parents are not poles apart, the result will be within two species. But a experimental trial with poles apart is a must, because a highlight may happen from such collision and that's why the hybridization keep progressing. In short, don't stay at comfort zone for always. :-)