Colors and markings are so unusual you may have to convince your friends these flowers are real. Fabulous cut flowers. Thrive in cool weather.
Salpiglossis, also called painted tongue, has velvety flowers with metallic coloration and veination that has to be seen to be believed! A gardener in the early 1900s described them as having "bewildering combinations". Flowers beckon admirers to take a closer look, and are irresistible to butterflies. Performs best in cool weather. Excellent cut flowers.
Variety Info2"–2 ½" flowers in colors of red, scarlet, blue, yellow, white, and chocolate with contrasting veins.
RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.
1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in late summer or fall for cool–season blooms.