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.
||various colors, summer until frost
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Susan Johnston||Dec 04, 2005||Is this not in the solanacea family as well? Just curious. I love this plant.|
Right you are, Susan. I've updated the page to include that tidbit.
|Sally||Apr 08, 2010||I am having problems starting the plants from seeds. I germinate them in the dark and they grow fine thread like starts. When I uncover them they shrivel away. Help! I love the flowers.|
I don't think they need dark to germinate - and certainly they shouldn't be in the dark at all after they germinate. In my experience salpiglossis seedlings are spindly in any case, and withholding light will only make that worse. Yours probably resented the sudden exposure to light.
- Seed from Pinetree 'Bolero mix' packed for '00. Cellpack with bottom heat (60%G, starting 4d)
- Seed from '00 garden. Started March 27. Baggy 70F (64%G). Plants were too small at planting-out time to thrive in garden
- Same seed as above. Cellpack 70F, good germination, starting 6d
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (84%G, 4-7d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (54%G, 4-18d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (34%G, 5-14d)
- 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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