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Kew Blue Salpiglossis Seeds

Kew Blue Salpiglossis Seeds

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Also known as painted tongue, salpiglossis has sprays of luxurious, velvet-like, trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom from summer until frost. 'Kew Blue' is strikingly vivid, with deep blue blooms that add unexpected depth and richness to mixed planters, containers, and borders. Attract pollinators all summer long with these exquisitely soft landing pads.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Solanaceae, Nightshade family, includes tomatoes, potatoes, petunias, nicotiana, Chinese lantern, and eggplant.

Native: Chile

Hardiness: Annual

Exposure: Full sun. Afternoon shade is beneficial in warm climates.

Bloom Period: Summer

Plant Dimensions: 24"–30" tall

Variety Info: 2" deep blue-purple flowers with dark central blotches.

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Good for Containers

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in late summer or fall for cool-season blooms.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 12 – 30 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Growing Info

Special Care: Pinch back tips once plants have at least 4 sets of leaves to encourage branching, which will create a sturdier plant. Staking may be necessary. Deadhead (remove spent blossoms) regularly for continued production.