Schizanthus √ówisetonensi S hort.

S. grahamii × S. pinnatus.

A hybrid. Annual herbs to 0.5 m tall, with stems branched towards the tip. Leaves to about 10 cm long, lanceolate to oblanceolate, deeply cut almost to the central vein to give 6-8 more or less linear lobe pairs. Flower cluster branched. Flowers with corolla tube shorter than the calyx, in a wide range of colours. Stamens not or slightly projecting from the mouth.

Cultivars in mixed colours include: S. 'Hit Parade', which has a compact habit and grows to about 30 cm tall with flowers in shades of pink and mauve; and S. 'Swing Time', S. 'Atlantis Cream' and S. 'Royal Pierrot'.

 

S. pinnatus Ruiz & Pav. and S. grahamii Gillies are also available as colour variants, the former as, for example, S. 'Angel's Wings', a cultivar seed group with plants growing to about 35 cm tall in bright colours with gold centres.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Solanaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.