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botanical name:
Salpiglossis sinuata 'Kew Blue'
Salpiglossis sinuata 'Kew Blue' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Painted Tongue, Velvet Trumpet Flower, Palito amargo
family:  Solanaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
Hardy or half-hardy annual. Sprays of very dark violet-blue flowers with a velvety texture.

Fertile, but well drained soil in full sun. Root-rot can be a problem in damp conditions.

From seed

Borders, bedding, containers.
Good cut flower.

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