Dark maroon coloured blooms with a velvety quality. An old fashioned favourite which puts on a show-stopping performance in the garden or the vase. A beautiful colour palette and striking petal markings. Productive plants bloom over the course of the entire season.
Plant type: annual
Planting depth: 1/8”
Exposure: full sun
Plant spacing: 9”
Approx seeds per packet: 100
How to sow:
Sow seeds 8-10 weeks before last frost. Darkness is required for germination. Harden off seedlings and transplant outdoors after last frost. Pinch for improved stem length.
Salpiglossis will benefit from afternoon shade in hotter climates. Harvest stems when two to three flowers in a spray are open. Deadhead for continuous blooms. 80-90 days to maturity.