Hybrids are much more common than species in cultivation. Descriptions are given as a guide for identification only: more detail is given in Horn? et al. (1986).
Flowers deep pink at the base. Raised by g.w. Gould in the 1930s.
Green cushions with rosettes of blunt leaves. Flowers lilac-pink, on stems 3-5 cm long. Raised r.v. Pritchard, c. 1925.
Flowers rose pink, on stems about 5 cm long.
(?s. cochlearis _ s. paniculata) Leaves blue-grey, reddish at the base. Flowers in dense, creamy spikes on stems to about 15 cm long.