This was planted from seed last spring and started under growlights. They need darkness to germinate.
Here is a closeup of the bloom. The color is very intense.
Thought I would add one in full bloom...
'Kew Blue' was easy to grow from seed. Seedling roots are very small and delicate, though, so it is best to thin them out early.
Vancouver, BC - Stanley Park Rose Garden
Vancouver, BC - Stanley Park
Dramatic, velvety, intense purple-blue, funnel shaped flowers are beautifully veined with gold.
To 2’ tall & 1’ wide, Salpiglossis is extremely floriferous & long blooming - Spring thru Summer if dead-headed.