Schizanthus


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Schizanthus

 

(butterfly flower), a genus of annual herbaceous plants of the family Solanaceae. The leaves are usually pinnatisect. The flowers are in panicled inflorescences; the corolla is bilabiate with entire or dissected lobes. There are about 15 species, distributed in South America (Chile). Many species are ornamentals. S. pinnatus and its varieties and hybrids (which are collectively known as S. wisetonensis) are grown commercially for their variously colored flowers.

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Set out transplants of cool-season annuals such as calendula, dianthus, English daisies, Iceland poppies, lobelia, nemesia, pansies, primroses, schizanthus, snapdragons, stock, and violas.
6 marigolds: 3 'Lulu', 3 'Gold Gem' 3 variegated nepeta 3 ivy geraniums 'Shirley Claret' 3 schizanthus 'Angel Wings' 6 lobelia: 3 'Blue Fountain', 3 'Sapphire Pendula' 1 Lychnis coeli-rosa (Rose-of-heaven) 3 petunias 'Rose Madness'
Add three schizanthus, three lobelia, and three marigolds as shown in the center drawing.
Nurseries have lots of choices for winter color: calendula, dianthus, English daisy, Iceland poppy, lobelia, nemesia, ornamental cabbage and kale, pansy, primrose, schizanthus, snapdragon, stock, and viola.
Set out transplants of cool-season annuals, including calendula, dianthus, English daisies, Iceland poppies, lobelia, nemesia, pansies, primroses, schizanthus, snapdragons, stock, and violas.
PHOTO : from nemesias, ranunculus, and schizanthus.
She mixes seeds of such plants as bachelor's button, cosmos, marigold, nasturtium, nicotiana, schizanthus, and zinnia, then sows them in pots.
In frost-free climates, you can also use these more tender plants with a trailing habit: sweet alyssum, lobelia, nemesia, and schizanthus.
They're not common because they're somewhat temperamental, but from the sparkling clarity of nemesia to the fluttery marked wings of schizanthus or the pastel pouches of linaria, few flowers proclaim spring more buoyantly.
Light-green, fern-like leaves of schizanthus are ornamental in their own right.