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schizanthus Line breaks: schiz|an¦thus
Pronunciation: /skɪtˈsanθəs/

Definition of schizanthus in English:


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
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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