Salpiglossus sinuata ‘Painted Tongue Royale Mix’ seeds -(

$4.10

Description

These old fashioned beauties are such a lovely annual plants, which have shot velvet color patterns in the throats. The velvety softness of the petals in these 8cm tubular treasures, creates a depth in the color patterning. The plants make an excellent plant for the garden and they also can be cut making a very unusual cut flower. Colors range from red, violet, yellow and chocolate, to bicolor forms in purples, orange, and blues. This plant likes warmth and well drained soil , with cool nights. It comes from the Andes.

Sowing advice
Sow indoors about 4 weeks before the last frost. Keep at about 20 deg C.
These seeds are very small , so it is best to sow them on the surface of moist seed raising mix in pots or trays and then press the seeds down a little to firm. Cover very lightly with mix, and then put a piece of black or brown paper over the tray /pot as the seeds need darkness to germinate. Germination takes about 7-21 days. Plant them outside when the soil warms up after the last frost.

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Common Name

Painted Tongue

Family

Solanaceae

Maximum Height

approx 45 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30