Superbissima Blend Salpiglossis Seeds


3.75 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

Salpiglossis, also called painted tongue, has velvety flowers with metallic coloration and veination that has to be seen to be believed! A gardener in the early 1900s described them as having "bewildering combinations". Flowers beckon admirers to take a closer look, and are irresistible to butterflies. Performs best in cool weather. Excellent cut flowers.

$2.49 300 mg (~960 seeds)

Botanical Name: Salpiglossis sinuata

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Chile

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Information: 2"–2 ½" flowers in colors of red, scarlet, blue, yellow, white, and chocolate with contrasting veins.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Sow in late summer or fall for cool–season blooms.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 12–30 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

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Superbissima Blend Salpiglossis Seeds Reviews

8 reviews

Lovely flowers but limited colors

4 out of 5 stars Aug 5, 2018
These are exquisite flowers, but I only seem to have received seeds that produced purple or yellow petals.
Christy from ME

Revised review

5 out of 5 stars Mar 30, 2019
My salpiglossis started producing a variety of colors later in the season. Beautiful!
Christy from ME

Love the Flowers!

5 out of 5 stars Jun 25, 2020
I ordered seed for what we normally call "Painted Tongue" for the first time from Botanical Interests and am very pleased with the results. The seeds had a very high rate of germination and grew strong and healthy, now beginning to bloom with the beautiful flowers I remember so well. I'm so happy to see them again and enjoy growing them.
Jeanne Strohrmann from WA

Poor outcome

1 out of 5 stars Jul 15, 2020
Only 2 plants made it into flowering stage. The flowers are tiny, whitish an look like weeds, but the rest of the plant looks like Salpiglossis. Very disappointing!
Monika from CA
Owner Response: Hi Monika, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It sounds like weeds may have come up instead of salpiglossis which is common in newly cultivated areas. For best results start these seeds indoors. Our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination exceeds federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will be with you shortly to help.


4 out of 5 stars Aug 20, 2020
These flowers are beautiful! The color patterns remind me of sparkling stained glass windows. I would give them 5 stars except they are a bit tricky to grow and slugs and snails LOVE the young plants.
O. Padilla from CA

Salpiglossis seeds

1 out of 5 stars Jan 30, 2021
Poor germination rate, even when I followed instructions. None of the seedlings survived to maturity.
Diane from LA
Owner Response: Hi Diane, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating the Salpiglossis. We recommend sowing these seeds indoors for best results and seeds can take a month (or more) to germinate depending on conditions. Once germinated however success is dependant upon environmental factors. We are always happy to help troubleshoot growing issues. A customer service agent will be emailing you to help.

New Favorite Flower

5 out of 5 stars Jun 16, 2021
I think I have a new favorite flower. I had never heard of these before, but they looked pretty so I took the chance and got a packet of seeds. Planted them using the winter sowing method. Had great germination, they transplanted well (even multiple times from seedlings to their final destination) and just bloomed this past weekend. I love them and love watching the bloom change colors from when it first opens to the next day, and the next. Look forward to all the buds on the plant to open and fill out.
Lisa from NC

One of my favorites

5 out of 5 stars Jan 22, 2023
I found out about these beautiful flowers from a "winter sow" group. I've been growing them every year since. They're wonderful to grow in pots mixed with other plants. I've only grown them via the winter sow method and have had excellent results. Zone 5B
Andrea from CO

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