Answer: The seeds and seedlings of Salpiglossis (Painted Tongue) really need babying, so congratulations on your success! Bolero will grow about two feet in height. The plants grow best in full sunshine with moderate water but are especially susceptible to overwatering. Sounds as though a few of your plants have developed a stem rot, possibly from soggy soil conditions. It could be that there are one or two spots in the garden bed that aren't a fast draining as in other areas. Remove the affected plants to avoid spread of the pathogens to other, healthy plants. Water when the soil dries out and apply enough water to completely wet the root area. Then let the top of the soil dry out before watering again. Following these guidelines should help your plants grow and bloom in their own spectacular fashion.
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