About Salpiglossis Superbissima
This variety has a stunning combination of colors on their trumpet flowers. The veins are often contrasting colors creating a truly exotic wonder. The throats of these flowers are veined in yellow; the flower cups are red, yellow, orange, rose, purple, or mustard. These magnificent flowers are a Chilean relative of the petunia introduced in 1824.
Planting and Growing Salpiglossis
Make sure your Salpiglossis “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for the best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.