Salpiglossis Seeds - Royale Purple BiColor
- Seed Count: 10 seeds
- Maturity Date: 75-90 days from planting
- Plant Height: 18-24 inches
- Flower Color: Purple with yellow veining (BiColor)
- Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil
- Special Feature: Attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies
- Cold Hardiness: Not frost-tolerant, best for Zones 9-11
History: The Salpiglossis, commonly known as the "painted tongue," is native to South America, specifically the Chilean regions. It has been a favorite of gardeners for its strikingly veined petals that almost look as if they were hand-painted. The Royale Purple BiColor variety features vibrant purple petals streaked with contrasting yellow veins, providing a unique and intricate pattern. This variety has been specially bred for its outstanding coloration and pattern, making it a striking focal point in any floral arrangement or garden.
Uses: Salpiglossis Royale Purple BiColor is a standout choice for ornamental uses. Its striking colors and patterns make it a popular selection for container gardening, bedding plants, and especially for cut flower arrangements where its unique coloring can be fully appreciated. Additionally, its vivid blooms attract beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies, adding ecological value to your garden. Whether displayed in a vase or in the garden, this variety of Salpiglossis is sure to turn heads and stimulate conversation.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: Salpiglossis Royale Purple BiColor prefers full sun to partial shade and thrives in well-drained, moderately fertile soil. To plant, sow the seeds on the surface of the soil and lightly press them down, but do not cover them as they require light for germination. Maintain a consistent moisture level until germination, which typically occurs within 7-14 days. Once the plants have established, they require minimal maintenance but will benefit from regular feeding with a balanced fertilizer. Keep in mind that Salpiglossis is not frost-tolerant and should either be grown as an annual or brought indoors in colder climates. Given the right conditions, you can expect flowers to appear 75-90 days from planting, offering a long-lasting display of intricate, bi-colored blooms.