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Poor Man's Orchid

Schizanthus pinnatus

Also known as

Butterfly Flower

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70cm

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Poor Man's Orchid Overview

    This is an upright annual with fern-like foliage. There are clusters of miniature, orchid-like flowers in purple, pink, yellow or white. They will need rich, moist soil, and you should pinch the tips of young plants to encourage a bushy growth.

    Common problems with Poor Man's Orchid

    How to propagate Poor Man's Orchid

    Seed

    Seed sown under glass in early spring for summer-autumn flowers and in late summer to provide plants to flower in pots in late winter or spring.

    Other uses of Poor Man's Orchid

    Container, window-box, greenhouse, indoors