A South American plant of the nightshade family, with irregularly lobed showy flowers marked with one or more contrasting colours. Also called poor man's orchid.
- Genus Schizanthus, family Solanaceae.
- 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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