How to Sow Mixed Angel Wings Seeds
A beautiful Annual gardeners favourite, which is a popular addition to indoor and outdoor displays throughout the United Kingdom. Once flowers bloom, expect pastel shades of red, pink, purple and violet. Angel wings are also known as schizanthus, butterfly flower and poor mans orchid. Once fully grown, plants will be bushy in nature, reaching a maximum height of 30-50cm, spreading to around 40cm from its initial growing location. A popular cut flower, due to to their long stems and colourful blooms. Angel wings plants are popular in borders, bedding, pots, containers and planters. Seeds can be sown in multipurpose compost or potting mix. With adult plants reaching their flowering stage, after around 120 days from initial germination. Hardy adult plants thrive in varying & cooler summer climates. With them being most susceptible to failing during early stages of growth.
How to Grow Mixed Angel Wings from Seeds
- If sowing directly outdoors, wait until no more frosts are due for the year. Germination will occur best, when temperatures are kept between 15-20 degrees celsius. This makes outdoor sowing ideal during warmer months.
- If sowing indoors, they are perfect in small pots, or seed trays which makes transplanting outdoors later on much easier. Ensure the growing medium is watered only once dry.
- Over watering will decrease germination. With angel wings seedlings having low tolerance to being left in wet conditions.
- Plant seeds approximately 3mm deep in fresh compost or potting mix. They do need light to germinate, so ensure not to cover fully if possible.
- Place in an area which receives plenty of sunlight, Behind glass with warmth, if sowing during colder periods of the year. Warm greenhouses & windowsills will work perfectly.
- Germination should occur within 21 days, with seedlings being ready for transplanting, once they reach around 2 inches in height
- Only plant indoor sown plants outside, during late spring to late summer. This allows plants to acclimatize to the outdoors.
- Water once per week, or when soil/compost becomes dry.