Schizanthus: Poor Man’s Orchid and Butterfly Flower

Poor Man’s Orchid and Butterfly Flower are two appropriate common names for this lovely half-hardy annual which will provide a delightful display in spring and summer in a frost-free greenhouse. I consider it to be one of the most valuable of all our cool greenhouse plants. It should never be subjected to a temperature of less than 4°C. (40°F.) in winter but I have seen plants frozen solid which have been sprayed over with cold water before the sun got up and have come through unharmed. In fact

01. March 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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