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Schizanthus pinnatus
Schizanthus pinnatus

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Zone
Zones 1-6, 15-17, 21-24, 38, 39
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Schizanthus pinnatus

Poor Man’s Orchid, Butterfly Flower
Solanaceae
Annuals

Chilean native grows to 1/2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide. Profuse, small, orchid-like flowers in pink, rose, lilac, purple, or white, all with markings in various colors. Blossoms look quite showy against the ferny foliage, make long-lasting cut flowers. Buy potted plants or start seeds indoors 4 weeks before planting time (germination is slow). Sensitive to frost and heat. Plant in early spring where summers are moderate, in fall where summers are hot and winters are normally frostless.

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