Pearcea
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©Brad Walker, May 31, 2013
I only grow two plants in the genus Pearcea  - Pearcea abunda and sprucei 'Carol Ann'.  These both grow
from rhizomes, but they don't form complete rhizomes like achimenes or kohleria.  Both are easy to grow in
regular miracle-gro potting soil.
P. sprucei 'Carol Ann' has reddish-brown foliage with bright orange flowers with a yellow throat (very reminiscent of Kohleria hirsuta blooms).

I tried crossing it to
Kohleria hirsuta, but no luck with cross.
Pearcea abunda has closed little goldfish looking flowers in dark orange, it also has stems covered in
red felt-looking hairs that gives it an attactive look whether in bloom or not.