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- n. Any of several plants, of the genus Salpiglossis, that have variegated, funnel-shaped blossoms in a variety of colors
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Solanaceæ, type of the tribe Salpiglossidæ, and characterized by four perfect didynamous stamens, two-cleft capsule-valves, and an obliquely funnel-shaped corolla slightly two-lipped and with ample throat, the lobes both plicate and imbricated.
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- n. any plant of the genus Salpiglossis
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There's a blue variety of that, and one of salpiglossis, which is an exquisite flower in spite of its name. "
They stopped before some veined salpiglossis flowers.
The four girls continued to arrange the flowers: Elizabeth, inquiring after many of the plants at Merton Hall; Anne, telling how the myrtle was prospering, how well the geraniums had flowered, describing a new fuchsia, and triumphing in the prize which the salpiglossis had gained from the Horticultural Society; Helen, comparing the flora of
Hailing originally from Argentina but now commonly available in the trade as hybrids of S. sinuata, salpiglossis is a 2-foot-high, multi-branching annual or perennial with wavy-margined leaves reaching 4 inches in length.
Species salpiglossis will be hardier, bushier and more likely to come back for a second or third year, as well as being more disease resistant.
Gardens, at Kew, has for years saved seed of its rich blue salpiglossis, and this is offered as 'Kew Blue' by Mr Fothergill.
One annual that does well from an April sowing is salpiglossis.
The salpiglossis (Greek for "trumpet" and "tongue") flowers, especially purple ones with orange centers, were her favorites, Lape said.