Up for sale is one pack of 200 Velvet Trumpet Flower Seeds (Salpiglossis Sinuata). Also known as Painted Tongue, these Velvet Trumpet flower seeds create large bell type flowers in shades of red, purple, pink, and yellow.
We offer flat rate combined shipping on all orders, no limit on the amount or type of seed packets.
Soil temperature: 70 degrees fahrenheit
Germination lighting: Dark
Germination days: 10 days
Plant spread: 12"
Plant height: 16''
Plant type: Annual
Maturation days: 60 days
A part of the Petunia family Velvet Trumpet flowers are very easy to sow, but have the unique requirement that they want to be sown on the surface and have darkness to germinate. We find it best to start them in pots 8 weeks before your last frost in the spring, or sow them directly in your garden in late spring as they do require some soil temperatures near 70 to germinate.
In pots sow them on the surface and cover your pot with a piece of cardboard or black plastic. It is important that they remain in darkness until they germinate.
In the garden sow them on the surface and don't cover with soil. In the garden we also use a piece of cardboard to cover the seeds and keep the sunlight off of them. You can use a rock to weigh down the cardboard, or we like to use landscape staples to keep the carboard in place. Check every few days to see if they have germinated and once the seeds sprout remove the cardboard and thin your seedlings (or transplant) to 12" spacing. Velvet Trumpet flowers dislike extreme summer heat so if you are in zones 7 plant them in an area that gets afternoon shade if possible.