Painted Tongue (Salpiglossis Sinuata Kew Blue) 50 seeds (#1662)
This stunning selection was believed to have originated in Kew.
The shimmering velvety, funnel-shaped blooms are a wonderful addition to borders and look dramatic in containers.
Painted tongue plants are upright annuals with trumpet-shaped, petunia-like blooms.
Salpiglossis often produces a late-season burst of color when temperatures drop in autumn.
Genus - Salpiglossis
Species - Sinuata
Variety - Kew Blue
Common name - Painted Tongue
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,75 m
Spread - 0,20 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, Neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Flower arrangements as a cut flower, groups, borders
Bloom season - July - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Dark Violet
Sow indoors from February to April in trays of seed compost.
Sow thinly, cover with 5 mm of fine compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, clear plastic or propagator lid.
Keep at +20-+25C. Seedlings appear in 14-21 days.
Remove cover then seedlings appear.
Transplant in to permanent position after the last frost 15 cm apart.
Remove dead flowers to prolong flowering. Keep moist and weed free.