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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 15 inches to 3 feet depending on variety
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: They come in almost every color you can imagine
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Stained Glass variety

Seed Starting: Breaking DormancySeed Starting: Breaking Dormancy
January 15, 2013

Breaking dormancy of a seed is like waking it up from a sleep. The four key requirements are water, oxygen, light and temperature. There are a few techniques that will increase the germination percentage and help control timing of germination. Basically, water and oxygen need to penetrate the seed coat to initiate the break of dormancy. Some seeds need a combination of water, oxygen, light and/or set temperature.

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Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2012 6:30 PM

Native to Chile & a relative of the petunia. It is not recommended for hot & dry regions. They must have well drained soil but also require plenty of watering.
The blooms appear to be velvety textured. The bloom is five lobed, funnel or trumpet shaped with each lobe having a notched apex. There are dwarf hybrids. If you grow the larger varieties you will need to stake them. You can place sticks all around the plant & the leaves will quickly obscure the sticks so they don't appear staked but it will provide enough support.

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Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 27, 2014 8:08 PM

In hotter zones this plant needs protection from afternoon sun. Another solution is to start them indoors very early, 10-12 weeks before frost, and get them transplanted outdoors as soon as possible after the last frost date. Grow them next to a midsummer-flowering perennial, such as rudbeckia. By midsummer the salps may not be around, but they will provide drama in spring and early summer.

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Red Stained Glass Salpiglossis Seeds by JesusGirl Oct 25, 2019 2:09 AM 0
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Can't be an annual or perennial?! by emigodwin Sep 9, 2018 2:12 PM 1
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