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Salpiglossis sinuata

Salpiglossis sinuata

Common name painted tongue
Family solanaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers various colors, summer until frost
Size 2-3'
Light full sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Lots of beautifully-patterned rich-colored flowers on upright plants. This is one annual I like to grow every year. I've never seen it self-seed, so I have to start inside.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from Pinetree 'Bolero mix' packed for '00. Cellpack with bottom heat (60%G, starting 4d)
  2. Seed from '00 garden. Started March 27. Baggy 70F (64%G). Plants were too small at planting-out time to thrive in garden
  3. Same seed as above. Cellpack 70F, good germination, starting 6d
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (84%G, 4-7d)
  5. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (54%G, 4-18d)
  6. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (34%G, 5-14d)
  7. Seed from '99 and '00 garden. Baggy 70F (15%G, 7-15d)

Long-viable seed. Offspring from Bolero mix yields nice plants, if not the variety of color of the original hybrid mix. Seedlings have a tendency to stretch early in life - give good light immediately after germinating.

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