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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Schizanthus pinnatus
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: 1-2 feet
Location and soil: part shade; rich, moist soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, containers
Bloom time: summer
Color range: pink, rose, white, yellow
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 10-12 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 14-21 days
Germination temp.: 60-70 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: 1/16 inch
Needs light or dark to germinate: dark
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: also known as Butterfly Flower or Poor Man's Orchid; blooms better in cooler weather

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