Painted Tongue – Salpiglossis

Q: Can you please tell me what kind of flower this is? We took a photo of it at Callaway Gardens in May.

A: Patricia Collins replies:

“That’s the infamous Painted Tongue (Salpiglossis). We sell it at our Plant Fair and had some in the Sibley Center .

We had women that were nearly in fist fights queuing up to purchase them (of course they were in limited supply).

Quite a scene!

Salpiglossis