Schizanthus Pinnatus - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dmontambau
April 23, 2000
I have recently obtained four Schizanthus Pinnatus plants which are quite wilted but still have buds and flowers on them. I don't know a thing about these plants and would appreciate any information on caring for them.

Answer from NGA
April 23, 2000
Schizanthus pinnatus is commonly called Poor Man's Orchid or Butterfly Flower. It's an annual plant growing to 1 1/2 ft. high in filtered shade and rich, moist soil. They make terrific container plants and the twiggy stems are covered with an abundance of orchid-looking flowers all summer long. With a little TLC your plants should regain their health. Pinch back the wilted portions to encourage thick, bushy growth with lots of flowering stems.

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