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Perennial. The pea-like flowers of lupins grow in dense spires from their destinctive foliage. They will bloom 2 months from a spring sowing or early...

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Perennial. The pea-like flowers of lupins grow in dense spires from their destinctive foliage. They will bloom 2 months from a spring sowing or early summer from fall sown plants. Latin Lupinus polyphyllus. Family: Fabaceae. Difficulty Easy Season & Zone...

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Rocket Larkspur is an annual Delphinium that is native to Europe, but now grows as a wildflower in North America. Latin Delphinium ajacis Family: Ranunculaceae...

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Rocket Larkspur is an annual Delphinium that is native to Europe, but now grows as a wildflower in North America. Latin Delphinium ajacis Family: Ranunculaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 3-9 Timing Sow indoors 8-10 weeks...

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Learn how to grow Chrysanthemums from seed. Perennial plants that regularly undergo name changes, and may be listed as Chrysanthemum, Leucanthemum, Pyrethrum, or Tanacetum. Zone:...

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Learn how to grow Chrysanthemums from seed. Perennial plants that regularly undergo name changes, and may be listed as Chrysanthemum, Leucanthemum, Pyrethrum, or Tanacetum. Zone: 4-9 When I Get My Seedling HomeKeep seedlings under very bright light to prevent legginess....

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This annual flower species that is sometimes called Chinese Forget-Me-Nots or Hound’s Tongue. Native to the Himalayas. Latin Cynoglossum amabile Family: Boraginaceae Difficulty Easy Season...

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This annual flower species that is sometimes called Chinese Forget-Me-Nots or Hound’s Tongue. Native to the Himalayas. Latin Cynoglossum amabile Family: Boraginaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun to partial shade Zone: 2-10 Timing Direct sow mid-winter (February...

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An annual plant that also answers to Cornflower, Bachelor’s Button, Bluebottle, Hurtsickle, Hardheads, Knapweed, and Star Thistle. We use the genus name to keep it...

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An annual plant that also answers to Cornflower, Bachelor’s Button, Bluebottle, Hurtsickle, Hardheads, Knapweed, and Star Thistle. We use the genus name to keep it nice and simple. Grows well in any ordinary, well drained garden soil.  Seeds will flourish within...

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It’s a shame that so many gardeners confuse this annual morning glory with the invasive weed, Convovulus arvensis, because this variety will not take over...

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It’s a shame that so many gardeners confuse this annual morning glory with the invasive weed, Convovulus arvensis, because this variety will not take over your garden. Instead, it will produce a lush abundance of big, intensely blue flowers from...

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This annual is one of the best of all pollinator attractors of all. Bees simply love the ample, long-lasting, purple flowers. It is often called Phacelia,...

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This annual is one of the best of all pollinator attractors of all. Bees simply love the ample, long-lasting, purple flowers. It is often called Phacelia, Purple Tansy, Scorpion flower, or heliotrope. It is easy to plant and grow Phacelia seeds....

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Coreopsis is sometimes listed as Calliopsis or Tickseed. How to Grow Coreopsis: Latin Coreopsis lanceolata Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun...

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Coreopsis is sometimes listed as Calliopsis or Tickseed. How to Grow Coreopsis: Latin Coreopsis lanceolata Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 3-10 Timing Start indoors mid-February to late March for transplanting out after last frost...

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Annual and perennial flowering plants that have striking similarities, but a surprising range of colours and growth habits. It is easy to grow poppies from...

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Annual and perennial flowering plants that have striking similarities, but a surprising range of colours and growth habits. It is easy to grow poppies from seeds. You will find they grow and then self-sow with abandon, without becoming weedy. Simply...

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General The genus Physalis includes the edible ground cherry (aka Cape Gooseberry) and tomatillo, but the plant in question here is strictly ornamental. It is...

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General The genus Physalis includes the edible ground cherry (aka Cape Gooseberry) and tomatillo, but the plant in question here is strictly ornamental. It is grown for its bright orange “Chinese Lantern” seed cases that follow rather inconspicuous flowers in...

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Dainty Baby’s Breath is actually quite a tough plant. Ordinary soil will do. Be sure it is not too rich, and avoid feeding plants. Cut back...

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Dainty Baby’s Breath is actually quite a tough plant. Ordinary soil will do. Be sure it is not too rich, and avoid feeding plants. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second bloom. This species is well suited to xeriscaping. Follow...

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This feathery annual is also known as Love-in-a-Mist, Fennel flower, Wild fennel, and Devil-in-a-Bush.Nigella performs best in cooler growing areas, in ordinary, well-drained pH neutral...

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This feathery annual is also known as Love-in-a-Mist, Fennel flower, Wild fennel, and Devil-in-a-Bush.Nigella performs best in cooler growing areas, in ordinary, well-drained pH neutral soil. Fertilize and deadhead regularly, and water in long dry spells. It is easy to...

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Aquilegia is a hardy perennial known as Columbine. Latin Aquilegia vulgaris Family: Ranunculaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Partial shade – full sun is...

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Aquilegia is a hardy perennial known as Columbine. Latin Aquilegia vulgaris Family: Ranunculaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Partial shade – full sun is tolerated where summers are cool Zone: 3-9 Timing Direct sow in autumn or mid-winter. Seeds...

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The information here refers to the annual (sometimes biennial) plant that is known as Lunaria annua. It also goes by the common names Honesty, Moonwort, Judas’ Penny,...

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The information here refers to the annual (sometimes biennial) plant that is known as Lunaria annua. It also goes by the common names Honesty, Moonwort, Judas’ Penny, Satin Flower, Money Plant, and Silver Dollars. Latin Lunaria annua Family: Brassicaceae Difficulty Easy Season...

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The Linum species we offer are annual flowering flax. They are beautiful and easy and suitable for large containers. Linum grandiflorum is native to Algeria. Linum...

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The Linum species we offer are annual flowering flax. They are beautiful and easy and suitable for large containers. Linum grandiflorum is native to Algeria. Linum usitatissimum is thought to be native to central Asia. Latin Linum sp. Family: Linaceae Difficulty Easy...

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Annual flowers also known as English marigolds or pot marigolds. Calendula repels a number of bad nematodes in the soil, but may attract slugs. Plant...

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Annual flowers also known as English marigolds or pot marigolds. Calendula repels a number of bad nematodes in the soil, but may attract slugs. Plant with tomatoes and asparagus. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Calendula Guide and grow some...

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The annual flowers in this group have been called many colourful names, including Bitter Indian, Canary-bird vine, Canary-flower, Indian cress, Monk’s cress, Flame flower, and...

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The annual flowers in this group have been called many colourful names, including Bitter Indian, Canary-bird vine, Canary-flower, Indian cress, Monk’s cress, Flame flower, and plain old Garden nasturtium. Nasturtiums thrive in poor to average, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Grown in...

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Marigolds are annual flowers that are easy to grow from seed and resilient. They can be grown in the garden, in containers, and they play...

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Marigolds are annual flowers that are easy to grow from seed and resilient. They can be grown in the garden, in containers, and they play a role in Companion Planting. Some even have edible flowers! Learn how to grow Marigolds...

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This short lived perennial flower (often treated as an annual) originated in China, but was imported to English gardens around the 15th century. Latin Alcea...

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This short lived perennial flower (often treated as an annual) originated in China, but was imported to English gardens around the 15th century. Latin Alcea rosea Family: Malvaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun to partial shade Zone:...

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Majestic yet unpretentious biennial plants for shady spots and cottage gardens. Latin Digitalis purpurea Family: Plantaginaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun to...

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Majestic yet unpretentious biennial plants for shady spots and cottage gardens. Latin Digitalis purpurea Family: Plantaginaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun to shade Zone: 3-9 Timing Direct sow outdoors after last frost for flowers the following year....

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General Celosia is a relative of Amaranth, and native to the highlands of East Africa where it is known in Swahili as mfungu. Today’s cultivated...

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General Celosia is a relative of Amaranth, and native to the highlands of East Africa where it is known in Swahili as mfungu. Today’s cultivated Celosias have been selected for the brightness of their colours and compactness of growth. You...

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Nemophila menziesii is an annual that is known as Baby Blue Eyes. Cool, moist, light, well-drained soil is best. Grow in partial shade where summer soils...

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Nemophila menziesii is an annual that is known as Baby Blue Eyes. Cool, moist, light, well-drained soil is best. Grow in partial shade where summer soils get hot. Plants can die from excessive heat. Nemophila may self sow if conditions are...

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Gaura is native to the southern United States, so it thrives in hot, dry environments, and is useful for xeriscaping. Latin Gaura lindheimeri Difficulty Easy...

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Gaura is native to the southern United States, so it thrives in hot, dry environments, and is useful for xeriscaping. Latin Gaura lindheimeri Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 6-9 Timing Start this perennial Gaura indoors 8-10...

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Here are some notes on how to grow Echinacea. Hardy perennial plants broadly referred to as Coneflowers. Latin Echinacea purpurea Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season...

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Here are some notes on how to grow Echinacea. Hardy perennial plants broadly referred to as Coneflowers. Latin Echinacea purpurea Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 3-9 Timing Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before planting out....

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