Salpiglossis sinuata, This plant is such a pleasure to discover, with nearly psychedelic colour patterns in the throats of these 3" tubular beauties from the Andes. The velvety softness of the petals creates an exquisite depth in the colour. The 18" plants make a beautiful bed and unique cut flower. Colours range from red, violet, yellow and chocolate, to bicolour forms in purples, orange, and blues. Likes it warm and well drained, with cool nights, like a mountain plant.
These are members of the tomato family, with soft tubular petunia-like flowers that will persist with proper deadheading, but endure summer heat only along the mellow west coast. In other areas these are spring/early summer flowers. They are beautiful for us west of the Cascades all summer. Like no petunia you ever saw in their infinite pattern variation.
Approximately 50 Seeds per package.