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Salpiglossis sinuata 'Kew Blue'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salpiglossis (sal-pee-GLOSS-iss) (Info)
Species: sinuata (sin-yoo-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kew Blue

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Zarebeth On May 9, 2005, Zarebeth from Circle Pines, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

This was the showpiece of my garden last year. I planted it with Forget-me-nots, Siberian Blue Pinks, Yellow snaps, Sublime Larkspur and Heliotrope, and it was absolutely gorgeous. The first flush of blooms was so heavy I had to stake it, and I had blooms all summer long - even though they were a bit smaller and less numerous. I have heard it fades in the heat, but we had a cool summer. The color is a deep, velvety indigo with midnight blue veining... perhaps a touch of purple. The first blooms were about 2-1/2 to 3 inches across.

It came true from seeds collected last year as well, but I have no other colors for it to mix with. So far I have good germination, not only with last year's seed but with the seed I collected last fall.

I used an APS to germinate, kept in darkness until the seeds started to sprout.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California
San Jose, California
Circle Pines, Minnesota
New Bern, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Stockport, Ohio
Medford, Oregon
Austin, Texas



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