Painted Tongue,Flowers Seed ,Salpiglossis sinuata, Known As,Painted Tongue, Scalloped Tube Tongue, or Velvet Trumpet Flower,.
How To Grow Painted Tongue: Darkness is needed for germination. Cover seeds with a piece of cardboard. Sow Painted Tongue seeds indoors in late winter. The flower seed is fine, so gently press the seeds into the soil but do not cover. Once temperatures are warm and danger of frost has passed, Painted Tongue seedlings may be hardened off and transplanted outdoors into beds and borders. If sowing Salpiglossis seeds directly outdoors, wait until soil temperatures are warm. Prepare a seedbed and add compost to the soil so that it is nutrient rich. Pinch seedlings back to encourage branching. Painted Tongue Care: Deadhead the spent flowers to promote continued blooming. Salpiglossis plants often require stakes.
USDA Zones: 3 - 11
Height: 16 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to mid summer
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Temperature: 70 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 15 - 30 days
Light Required: No - sow in darkness
Depth: Surface sow seed and press in to earth
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches
Pink, violet, red orange, blue, yellow. Stripes. Five lobed. Funnel. Coloured throats.
Materials: excellent for cutting,Painted Tongue,Flowers Seed,Salpiglossis sinuata,Known As,Scalloped Tube Tongue,or Velvet Trumpet Flower,Painted,Tongue