Salpiglossis offers up a kaleidoscope of color, with open-faced, trumpet-like flowers flower rich in shadings of pigment and strong veins. Native to southern Chile, this stunning annual was introduced to the northern hemisphere in the 1820s.
Salpiglossis is a relatively upright grower, reaching up to 3 feet in the garden. Flowers are 2-3" inches in diameter. Most of them are overlaid with veins and other patterns of color, making them look like stained glass. The flowers have a five-lobed funnel-shaped corolla, up to 2.5" in long, each lobe with a notched apex, velvety in texture and have contrasting darker stripes along each petal.
Half-hardy annual to 3 feet. Makes nice cut flowers which last well in water.