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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.
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50 seeds

5 seedlings (511484-5)

10 seedlings (511484-10)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - September
Height
75cm (30in)
Group/Species
sinuata
Common name
Velvet Trumpet Flower
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Sow indoors, February-April, in pots or trays of seed compost, sprinkle seed and press gently onto the surface. Cover the trays with black plastic or cardboard or place in an airing cupboard until seedlings appear to exclude light.

Description

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.

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. Thrives also grown under glass.