Salpiglossis sinuata 'Kew Blue'

With flowers in the most luscious Cardinal purple velvet, 'Kew Blue' is an exquisite flower, perfect for smaller table-top pots and as a cut flower. More
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With flowers in the most luscious Cardinal purple velvet, ‘Kew Blue’ is an exquisite flower, perfect for smaller table-top pots and as a cut flower. It’s stems are fine, so this performs best if grown up through a nest of twiggy branches for support. A truly exotic beauty.

Genus Salpiglossis
Group/Species sinuata
Variety Kew Blue
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Painted Tongue, Velvet Trumpet Flower
Border Position Container, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 70cm (28in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors, February-April, in pots or trays of seed compost, sprinkle seed and press gently onto the surface. Salpiglossis need darkness to germinate, so cover the trays with black plastic, cardboard or place in an airing cupboard until seedlings appear. Pot on seedlings into individual pots when large enough to handle. Gradually harden off before planting outside after the frosts.
Care Tips For best results, provide a rich, light, well-drained soil in full sun. May require support. Pick or remove dead flowers to prolong flowering.
Flowering June - September
Vase Life Sear stem end in boiling water for 5 seconds
Harvesting Flower production: 3-4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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