A picture of a Painted tongue

Painted tongue

Salpiglossis sinuata (Bolero Series)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70cm

Max

30cm

40cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Painted tongue Overview

This is a group of fast-growing, branching, upright annuals with lance-shaped, pale green leaves. Trumpet-shaped, widely flared flowers are borne in mid summer and early autumn, and come in a variety of colours including red, orange, yellow and blue.

Common problems with Painted tongue

How to propagate Painted tongue

Seed

Propagation is by seed sown under glass in early spring or in early autumn for winter flowering indoors.

Other uses of Painted tongue

Border, greenhouse, container, cutting bed