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Plant 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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Botanical name

Schizanthus wisetonensis

Plant Care

Size

Categories

Flowers

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

Common name(s)

Poor man's orchid, butterfly flower

Origin

Uses in landscape design

Make a beautiful addition to spring borders.

Maintenance

Keep moist at all times and pinch back seedlings to encourage bushier growth with more flowers.

Soil conditions

Requires sandy loam to clay loam soil.

Wildlife attractions

bees

Other languages

Skoenlapperblom (A)

When to sow

Seed sowing instructions

Sow seed in trays, spacing seedlings 200mm apart.

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

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