Butterfly Flower Seeds
USDA Zones: 3 - 11
Height: 16 inches
Bloom Season: Mid spring to early fall
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Sandy to clay loam, pH 5.8 - 6.5
Temperature: 60 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Cover seed lightly after sowing
Sowing Rate: 4 - 6 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches
Care & Maintenance: Butterfly Flower
Butterfly Flower (Schizanthus x Wisetonensis Angel Wings) - Butterfly Flower seed is rewarding to grow and so attractive to butterflies! Schizanthus Angel Wings is a colorful orchid-like flower mix which stands above attractive fern-like foliage.
Butterfly Flower is an annual that is heavy blooming with dainty flowers that come in a variety of multi-marked colors: The colors include pink, red, lavender, rose, and bi-color, each with golden centers.
Flower seed | butterfly flower
How to grow
How To Grow Butterfly Flower From Seed: Butterfly Flower seed is not difficult to establish. Start the flower seed indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the end of frost season. Lightly cover the flower seeds with soil. It's recommended to cover the starter trays with plastic to help hold moisture in. Water from underneath. Once seedlings emerge, remove the plastic.
The Schizanthus plants can be transplanted once they have their 2nd set of true leaves. They prefer a full sun to partial shade setting. Pinch back young plants to promote bushiness.
- Sowing Rate: 4 - 6 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
- Depth: Cover lightly after sowing
Butterfly Flowers are ideal for mass planting, spots of color in the flower border or in containers. Schizanthus plants are showy and exotic looking adding lots of beauty wherever they are grown. Butterfly Flower is also commonly called Poor Man's Orchid.
- Height: 16 inches
- USDA Zones: 3 - 11
- Season: Annual
- Deer Resistant: Yes