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Salpiglossis sinuata 'Black Trumpets'

Painted Tongue

Half-hardy Annual

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Richly coloured Salpiglossis 'Black Trumpets' bears stunning, deep burgundy, almost black blooms, each attractively veined, with a golden eye at their throats. This dwarf, bushy and free flowering variety adds that exotic feel to your garden giving useful height to borders. The sturdy stems of this half hardy annual also make this a striking cut flower. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Ideal For:
patio, exotic garden, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (50 salpiglossis seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £2.49

Sow Salpiglossis seed from late winter to mid spring on the surface of a good seed compost and gently firm down. Cover the seed with a light dusting of vermiculite. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which usually takes 14-30 days.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. Pinch out the growing tip of each stem to encourage branching and form a bushier plant which will produce more flowers later on. When salpiglossis plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in sheltered position in full sun on moist, fertile, well drained soil at a distance of 30cm (12") apart.

Feed and water salpiglossis plants regularly, particularly during hot, dry periods. If necessary, stake the stems with garden canes or twiggy brushwood. Regular deadheading of salpiglossis flowers will encourage further blooms to be produced throughout the summer.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Will grow this again next year

    By Paul Gough 31-07-2012

    When the plugs arrived I potted on and grew on in the greenhouse,pinched out the growing tips to get the plants to bush out. They have been easy to grow and very unfussy this plant is a real beauty, put in the front of the borders in full sun.The flowers are a deep velvety purple and do well in all weathers.

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