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Tithonia is a heat-loving annual plant that grows very much like a sunflower. It gets quite tall, so works best in the back of the...

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Tithonia is a heat-loving annual plant that grows very much like a sunflower. It gets quite tall, so works best in the back of the border, but it looks wonderful planted in large groups. The orange flowers of the mexican...

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Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are an annual climbing plant which can grow to heights of 1–2 meters (six feet). Try to plant in areas with support available.  The leaves...

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Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are an annual climbing plant which can grow to heights of 1–2 meters (six feet). Try to plant in areas with support available.  The leaves twine around supporting plants and structures helping the sweet pea to climb. The flowers range...

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Sunflowers will grow in just about any well-drained soil, and they are drought tolerant. To grow sunflowers from seed, to grow really big plants with really...

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Sunflowers will grow in just about any well-drained soil, and they are drought tolerant. To grow sunflowers from seed, to grow really big plants with really big flowers, enrich the soil with organic matter and incorporate 2 cups of complete organic...

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Strawberries are hardy perennials, but the plants become less robust after about three years. Start your strawberries from seed, and then propagate by cuttings and...

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Strawberries are hardy perennials, but the plants become less robust after about three years. Start your strawberries from seed, and then propagate by cuttings and runners.  Follow along with this handy How to Grow Strawberries from Seeds guide  and grow some...

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Expect sturdy, well-branched plants that produce an abundance of early bright, fragrant flowers. Excellent for cutting. Stocks prefers cool growing conditions. In cold winter areas plant...

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Expect sturdy, well-branched plants that produce an abundance of early bright, fragrant flowers. Excellent for cutting. Stocks prefers cool growing conditions. In cold winter areas plant in earliest spring. Where winters are mild set out plants in early fall. Bloom begins...

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Snap dragons are of the genus Antirrhinum also known as dragon flowers. Snapdragon flowers resemble the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth...

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Snap dragons are of the genus Antirrhinum also known as dragon flowers. Snapdragon flowers resemble the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when squeezed . Native to rocky areas of of Europe and the United States and...

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Scabiosa is sometimes listed as Sweet Scabious or Pincushion Flower. It is easy to plant and grow Scabiosa seeds. Latin Scabiosa atropurpurea Family: Disacaceae Difficulty Easy...

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Scabiosa is sometimes listed as Sweet Scabious or Pincushion Flower. It is easy to plant and grow Scabiosa seeds. Latin Scabiosa atropurpurea Family: Disacaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 1-10 Timing Sow indoors 8 – 10 weeks before...

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This annual Rudbeckia is commonly known as Black Eyed Susan, but also answers to such folksy names as Brown Betty, Brown Daisy, Brown Eyed Susan,...

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This annual Rudbeckia is commonly known as Black Eyed Susan, but also answers to such folksy names as Brown Betty, Brown Daisy, Brown Eyed Susan, Golden Jerusalem, Poor-land Daisy, Yellow Daisy, and Yellow Ox-Eye Daisy. This wonderful, fun flower comes...

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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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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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Hardy annuals and perennials that are variously known as pansies, Johnny-Jump-Up, and Heartsease. Latin Violoa tricolor, V. x wittrockiana, V. odorata Family: Violoaceae Difficulty Challenging...

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Hardy annuals and perennials that are variously known as pansies, Johnny-Jump-Up, and Heartsease. Latin Violoa tricolor, V. x wittrockiana, V. odorata Family: Violoaceae Difficulty Challenging Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun to partial shade Zone: 3-10 Timing Start indoors 10-12...

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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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Nicotiana flowering tobacco looks timeless in the garden, adding height and airy lightness to any sunny spot. Water during hot, dry spells. Deadhead frequently to keep...

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Nicotiana flowering tobacco looks timeless in the garden, adding height and airy lightness to any sunny spot. Water during hot, dry spells. Deadhead frequently to keep plants looking neat and to prolong flowering. Stake in windy exposures. Aphids can be blasted...

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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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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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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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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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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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The information here refers to the biennial plant that is confusingly called Lunaria annua. It also goes by the common names Honesty, Moonwort, Judas’ Penny,...

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The information here refers to the biennial plant that is confusingly called 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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Familiar annuals with intensely coloured flowers. Sometimes listed as Edging Lobelia. Latin Lobelia erinus Family: Campanulaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun to...

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Familiar annuals with intensely coloured flowers. Sometimes listed as Edging Lobelia. Latin Lobelia erinus Family: Campanulaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun to partial shade Zone: 1-10 Timing Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before planting out, and do not...

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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 Lavatera is also known as Mallow or Annual Tree Mallow. Latin Lavatera trimestris Family: Malvaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone:...

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Annual Lavatera is also known as Mallow or Annual Tree Mallow. Latin Lavatera trimestris Family: Malvaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 2-10 Timing Start indoors in peat or coir pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost,...

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Iberis umbellata is an annual plant originating in Spain. It is a distant relative of the cabbage. Latin Iberis umbellata Family: Brassicaceae Difficulty Easy Season...

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Iberis umbellata is an annual plant originating in Spain. It is a distant relative of the cabbage. Latin Iberis umbellata Family: Brassicaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun – some afternoon shade is appreciated Zone: 1-10 Timing Start...

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