Definition of schizanthus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌskitˈsanTHəs/
Pronunciation: /ˌskiˈzanTHəs/


A South American plant of the nightshade family, with irregularly lobed showy flowers marked with one or more contrasting colors.
  • Genus Schizanthus, family Solanaceae.
Example sentences
  • Their cheerful blossoms peeking just above their oval textured leaves will be another attractive contrast to the agapanthus and the schizanthus.
  • In zones 15-17, you can also plant calceolaria, cineraria, nemesia, and schizanthus.
  • Annuals like godetia, nemesia, and schizanthus bloom in spring.


Modern Latin, from Greek skhizein 'to split' + anthos 'flower'.

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Syllabification: schi·zan·thus

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