Painted Tongue

SKU: 0129
$3.95 to $8.14

Item Details

Spectacular Chilean relative of the petunia, introduced in 1824. Branching 12-24" stems with 2" striped trumpet-shaped flowers in a wide range of almost metallic colors. Salpiglossis comes from two Greek words meaning trumpet and tongue, referring to the velvet-like blossoms.

  • Conventional
  • Annual plants grow to 12-24 inches
  • Velvety, striped flowers grow to 2 inches
  • Blossoms in a wide range of colors

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Seeds do best when allowed to germinate in darkness. Plant out when danger of frost has passed in late spring. Plants do well in average soil. May require staking.

  • Start Indoors: 10 weeks before planting out
  • Germination: 7-14 Days
  • Plant Outdoors: 12-15' Apart
  • Light: Sun/Partial Shade

Ratings & Reviews

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Difficult to Grow


I didn’t have luck with these. I started them indoors, per instructions. Only a few seeds germinated and they were really spindly. They did not survive the transfer outside.

Love these flowers


I tried these last year and came back for more this year. Excellent germination. Vigorous growth. GORGEOUS blooms. Highly recommended.