Schizanthus wisetonensis

Botanical Name: Schizanthus wisetonensis

Common Name(s): Poor man's orchid, butterfly flower

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Description:

Orchid-like flowers in bright combinations of violet, purple, pink, crimson, white and scarlet make a beautiful addition to spring borders. Keep moist at all times and pinch back seedlings to encourage bushier growth with more flowers. Sow during autumn in trays, spacing seedlings 200mm apart. They should flower 14 weeks from germination.

Family: – Solanaceae (nightshade)

Botanical Pronunciation: ski-ZAN-thus

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Regular Maintenance
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Full Sun
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Half Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers
Description:Carries orchid-like flowers in bright combinations of violet, purple, pink, crimson, white and scarlet. They should flower 14 weeks from germination.
Foliage

Maintenance
Keep moist at all times and pinch back seedlings to encourage bushier growth with more flowers.
Origin
Chile
Other Languages
Skoenlapperblom (A)
Seed Sowing Instructions
Sow seed in trays, spacing seedlings 200mm apart.
Size
Height: 20 cmSpread: 30 cm
Soil Conditions
Requires sandy loam to clay loam soil.
Uses in landscape design
Make a beautiful addition to spring borders.
When to Sow
Autumn/fall
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