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Salpiglossis sinuata 'Casino Series'

Salpiglossis

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

Mixed

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (19959)

Plant details

Salpiglossis is a South American annual that performs best in a hot, dry season. Although reluctant to flower in dull weather, the display of trumpet blooms is spectacular and long-lasting in sunny conditions. The bushy, branching plants carry comparatively large open trumpets in shades of red, yellow, orange, rose and purple, often veined in contrasting colours so that each petal appears to have a central flame or tongue, hence the common name, painted tongue. The Casino Series is one of the best for all weathers. Plants enjoy a sunny spot in moist but well-drained soil.

The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Salpiglossis

Species: sinuata

Cultivar: Casino Series

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to plant: May to June


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