Painted tongue

Painted tongue

Light:

Part Sun,
Sun

Type:

Annual

Height:

Under 6 inches to 3 feet

Width:

1 foot wide

Flower Color:

Blue,
Orange,
Pink,
Red

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Gold

Seasonal Features:

Fall Bloom,
Spring Bloom,
Summer Bloom

Special Features:

Good for Containers

how to grow Painted tongue

Propagation

Seed

more varieties for Painted tongue

Casino Black painted tongue

Casino Black painted tongue

(Salpiglossis ‘Casino Black’) offers rich, dark purple-red flowers in summer on compact, 2-foot-tall plants.

Kew Blue painted tongue

Kew Blue painted tongue

(Salpiglossis ‘Kew Blue’) offers rich and velvety, blue-purple flowers in summer. It grows 3 feet tall.

plant Painted tongue with

Flowering kale

Flowering kale

Thank goodness for kale. It’s one of the few plants available to add a fresh burst of color and life to the fall landscape! Its leaves come with beautiful variegations in pinks, purples, and reds that blend beautifully with changing autumn foliage. Plant it in spring or in the fall after you tear out tired or frost-damaged annuals such as marigolds and impatiens. It likes rich, well-drained but moist soil.Shown above: ‘Red Pigeon’ flowering kale

Pansy

Pansy

From tiny, cheerful Johnny jump-ups to the stunning 3-inch blooms of Majestic Giant pansies, the genus Viola has a spectacular array of delightful plants for the spring garden. They’re must-haves to celebrate the first days of spring since they don’t mind cold weather and can even take a little snow and ice!They’re pretty planted in masses in the ground, but also cherished for the early color they bring to pots, window boxes, and other containers. By summer, pansies bloom less and their foliage starts to brown. It’s at this time that you’ll have to be tough and tear them out and replant with warm-season annuals, such as marigolds or petunias. But that’s part of their charm — they are an ephemeral celebration of spring!

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

Few gardens should be without the easy charm of snapdragons. They get their name from the fact that you can gently squeeze the sides of the intricately shaped flower and see the jaws of a dragon head snap closed. The blooms come in gorgeous colors, including some with beautiful color variations on each flower. Plus, snapdragons are an outstanding cut flower. Gather a dozen or more in a small vase and you’ll have one of the prettiest bouquets around.Snapdragons are especially useful because they’re a cool-season annual, coming into their own in early spring when the warm-season annuals, such as marigolds and impatiens, are just being planted. They’re also great for fall color.Plant snapdragon in early spring, a few weeks before your region’s last frost date. Deadhead regularly for best bloom and fertilize regularly. Snapdragons often self-seed in the landscape if not deadheaded, so they come back year after year, though the colors from hybrid plants will often will be muddy looking. In mild regions, the entire plant may overwinter if covered with mulch.Shown above: ‘Rocket Red’ snapdragon

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