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Schizanthus pinnatus

Schizanthus pinnatus
poor man's orchid
Schizanthus pinnatus

Common name poor man's orchid
Family solanaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers various color combinations
Size 12-18"
Light sun-part shade

We grew this pretty annual years ago from commercial seed, but it faded from my garden repertoire. What a surprise when one plant showed up as in interloper seedling from a batch of traded seed for Gilia tricolor! If I manage to collect seed, I think I'll re-establish it as a regular inhabitant of our Lush Gardens.

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Interloper in seed from '09 trade. Germinated readily at room temperature

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