Butterfly Flower Schizanthus x Wisetonensis Angel Wings is an annual flower native to Chile. Butterfly Flower seeds can be sown indoors, and the seedling can be transplanted later to a garden. Also called Poor Man's Orchid flower, Butterfly Flower Angel Wings features attractive, finely cut, fern-like foliage and produces spectacular clusters of orchid-like colorful flowers in the range of pink,lavender,red,rose,violet,gold and bi-color. Butterfly Flower blooms from late spring and into fall, and its showy flowers are extremely attractive to butterflies.
Butterfly Flower is a superb bordering plant and one of the most popular flowers to be planted in containers and pots. Schizanthus x Wisetonensis seeds have to be just lightly covered with soil, and the growing Butterfly Flower likes cool, sunny conditions. This showy and exotic looking flower grows well in full sun tolerating partial shade and enjoying rich, moist, and well-drained soil. Butterfly Flower makes an outstanding cut flower.
Height: 16 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.5
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Spring (8-10 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch (It is recommended to cover the planter with black plastic or keep it in a dark location until the seeds germinate.)
Germination Time: 20-25 Days