Baby's BreathBaby's Breath - #25B

Seed Germinates: 14-21 days Hardy Zone: 3-8 Plant spacing: 18-24" Height: 4-8' Bloom Time: Summer

This easy-to-grow spreading plant has masses of pale-pink flowers throughout the summer. The gray-green foliage forms a mat in less than two years. Ideal for border edging and rock gardens-especially tumbling over rock walls.

Where and When to plant: Select a sunny to light shade location with well-drained soil. Sow outdoors in spring after frost is past. For earlier blossoms, sow indoors, 8-10 weeks before planting outdoors. For best germination, leave seeds uncovered after sowing and keep moist.

Care: Remove faded flowers to encourage re-blooming. Best when established clumps are left undisturbed.



 

ConeflowerConeflower - #23

Seed Germinates: 20-28 days Hardy Zone: 3-10 Plant spacing: 18-24" Height: 2-4' Bloom Time: Summer

These stunning and long lasting large 3-4" purpled-red flowers have bronze dome-shaped centers. Adaptable plants for borders, beds, and meadows with dry or moist soil. Attracts butterflies. Excellent cut flowers.

Where and When to plant: Select a sunny to lightly shaded location with well-drained soil. Sow outdoors in Spring (after last frost) or fall. For best results, loosen soil with rake or hoe. Max seeds with a cup of sand or other inert material and broadcast over planting area. Lightly rake seed into soil or cover with peat moss or light mulch. Keep soil moist until plants begin to grow. For earlier blossoms, sow indoor at 68º F 8-10 weeks before planting outdoors. Refrigerate seed for one week prior to sowing and cover sown seed lightly with vermiculite.

Care: No special care needed.



PansyPansy - #11

Seed Germinates: 10-20 days Hardy Zone: 4-9 Plant spacing: 8-12" Height: 6-8" Bloom Time: Early Spring to mid summer

These compact, winter hardy plants have delicately fragrant, 2-5" blooms in a wide variety of colors-many with contrasting faces. Plants bloom spring to early summer in cold winter areas, fall to spring in mild winter areas. Excellent in beds, borders, edging, pots, window boxes and floral arrangements. Pansies are ideal in cities as they resist pollution.

Where and When to plant: Select a sunny to light shade location with well-drained soil. Sow seeds outdoors in early Spring or Fall. You may also start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before transplanting outside. Do not cover seed with planting media and cover flats with black plastic after sowing.

Care: Remove faded flowers to prolong blooming. Apply light summer mulch in hot zones and winter mulch in cold-weather zones.


 

Rockcress Rockcress - #2B

Seed Germinates: 18-21 days Hardy Zone: 5-10 Plant spacing: 15-18" Height: 5-10" Bloom Time: Spring

An abundance of blue flowers cover these low-growing mats of silvery-green, toothed foliage in Spring. Ideal for rock gardens, rock walls, and as an edging for borders and walkways.

Where and When to plant: Select a sunny to light shade location with well-drained soil. Sow seed outdoors after soil temperature has reached 70-75º F. For earlier blossoms, sow seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cover seeds thinly with planting media and keep soil moist after sowing.

Care: Keep soil moist. Cut stems back to 6-8" after flowering to encourage dense, healthy new growth and reflowering. Mulch lightly in cold-winter areas.



 

Shasta DaisyShasta Daisy - #18B

Seed Germinates: 10-164days Hardy Zone: 4-10 Plant spacing: 10-12" Height: 12" Bloom Time: Early Summer to fall

Brilliant white daisy flowers bloom on compact, dwarf plants that grow only 12 inches tall. Silver Princess begins to flower quickly, producing an abundance of cheerful blooms all summer long. Excellent planted in border, meadows and cottage gardens.

Where and When to plant: Sow seeds outdoors in Spring (after all danger of frost is past) or Fall in a sunny to lightly shaded to location with rich well-drained soil. For earlier blooms, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. Leave seeds uncovered after sowing (light aids germination) and keep soil moist.

Care: Water regularly and feed throughout the growing season for best blooms. Remove faded blooms to prolong flowering. Apply mulch before winter in areas with severe weather. Divide plant clumps every 2 to 3 years.




LupineLupine - #9

Seed Germinates: 25-30 days Hardy Zone: 4-9 Plant spacing: 18-24" Height: 24-48" Bloom Time: Mid Spring - Early Summer

These "aristocrats" of the Spring and Summer garden have handsome foliage and bear tall, graceful spikes of rose-colored flowers. Outstanding accents in mixed beds and borders, and as cut flowers.

Where and When to plant: Select a sunny to light shade location with well-drained soil. Sow outdoors in Spring (after danger of frost is past) or in fall. Seeds may be sown indoors 8-10 weeks before planting. Before sowing, soak seeds overnight in war water. When sowing indoors for spring planting, refrigerate seed flats for 4 weeks after sowing; then move to a warm bright place.

Care: Protect from warm, dry winds. Remove faded flowers to extend bloom season. Mulch lightly year-round to preserve moisture and protect roots



ColumbineColumbine - #3

Seed Germinates: 21-28 days Hardy Zone: 4-9 Plant spacing: 10-15" Height: 9-12" Bloom Time: Late Spring to early summer.

Attractive mounds of airy fan-like leaves with long stemmed flowers in pastel shades. The dainty blossoms attract hummingbirds in the spring and early Summer. Ideal in beds, borders, rock garden, and natural plantings.

Where and When to plant: Select a sunny to light shade location with well-drained soil. Sow outdoors in spring after all danger of frost is past. Cover seeds thinly with planting media and keep soil moist after sowing.

Care: Remove faded flowers. Protect with mulch where winters are severe.





 

Liatris-Kansas Gay-FeatherLiatris - #86

Seed Germinates: 21-28 days Hardy Zone: 3-9 Plant spacing: 18-24" Height: 3-5' Bloom Time: Summer to Early Fall

Dense spikes with mauve flowers rise above grass-like foliage clumps. Flowers bloom summer to early fall. Use these wildflowers in meadow gardens, cut flower arrangements, and sunny borders. Attracts butterflies.

Where and When to plant:Select a sunny location with well-drained, moist soil. Sow seed in spring after all danger of frost is past. For earlier blooms start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before planting outdoors. Sow seeding spring after all danger of frost is past. For earlier blooms, start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before planting outdoors. Sow seed on soil surface and leave uncovered.

Care: Keep soil moist. Stake this heavily flowering plant for support. Mulch lightly to protect from severe winters.



HollyhockHollyHock - #27E

Seed Germinates: 7-14 days Hardy Zone: 3-8 Plant spacing: 24" Height: 6-8' Bloom Time: Summer to early fall

This long-time favorite produces 3-5" double, bright pink blossoms on tall stems of maple-shaped leaves. Flowers bloom summer to early fall. Excellent planted in front of walls, fence and buildings, and as a background plant for shorter plants in borders. Blossoms attract butterflies all season long.

Where and When to plant: Select a sunny location with well-drained soil. Sow outdoors in spring after all danger of frost is past. For earlier blossoms, sow indoors 6-8 weeks before planting outdoors. Cover seeds very lightly with planting media, as some light is necessary for germination.

Care: Keep soil most. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Cut stalks to their base after blooming to encourage new blooms. Apply mulch before winter plants are tall and may require staking.



DelphiniumDelphinium - #22D

Seed Germinates: 14-21 days Hardy Zone: 3-9 Plant spacing: 18-24" Height: 4-6' Bloom Time: Summer

Single, tall spikes of elegant, medium-blue flowers with white bees rise above beautifully fingered leaves. Excellent for background or accent plantings and as cut flowers.

Where and When to plant: Select a sunny location with well-drained soil. Sow in spring (after danger of frost is past) or in the fall. For earlier blooms, sow indoors 8-10 weeks before planting outside. Refrigerate see 1 week before sowing; cover seeds with a thin layer of soil and keep moist. For best germination, alternate 72-80º F daytime temperatures with 65ºF nights. After germination grow in a cool location and plant outdoors after last frost.

Care: Keep soil moist and fertilize plants every spring. Protect from strong sun and wind. Remove faded blooms promptly after first flowering.



Everlasting PeasEverlasting Peas - #35

Seed Germinates: 15-20 days Hardy Zone: 4-7 Plant spacing: 18" Height: 6-10' Bloom Time: Summer

Where and When to plant: Select a sunny to light shade location with well-drained soil. Best to sow seeds directly outdoors in spring after all danger of frost is past, but seed may also be sown indoors 6-8 weeks before planting outdoors. Cover seed lightly with planting media after sowing and keep soil moist.

Care: Remove faded flowers. Requires no other special care. (Note:seeds are considered poisonous








 

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