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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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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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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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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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It’s a slow process to grow Goji berries from seed, but once plants are established, they are highly productive. Plants will produce some fruit in...

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It’s a slow process to grow Goji berries from seed, but once plants are established, they are highly productive. Plants will produce some fruit in the second year of growth, but from year three on, each plant will provide for...

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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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General Annual Gaillardia is known as Blanket Flower in its native North America. Latin Gaillardia pulchella Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full...

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General Annual Gaillardia is known as Blanket Flower in its native North America. Latin Gaillardia pulchella Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 1-10 Timing Direct sowing is easiest, and is done after last frost or...

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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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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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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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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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Cosmos will flower more in poor soil, rather than rich, so avoid manures and fertilizers. Pinch out the growing point when plants are around 45cm...

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Cosmos will flower more in poor soil, rather than rich, so avoid manures and fertilizers. Pinch out the growing point when plants are around 45cm (18″) tall to encourage bushier growth and more flowering points. Water during very dry spells,...

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Cosmidium is a superb annual for bedding or baskets. Philippine stays nice and compact and flowers until frost. Latin Cosmidium burridgeanum Difficulty Easy Season &...

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Cosmidium is a superb annual for bedding or baskets. Philippine stays nice and compact and flowers until frost. Latin Cosmidium burridgeanum Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 2-10 Timing Like Cosmos, Cosmidium can be started indoors, but...

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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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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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Cleome is very easy to grow once established, and may work best from direct-sown seeds. Any ordinary garden soil will work, including dry areas once...

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Cleome is very easy to grow once established, and may work best from direct-sown seeds. Any ordinary garden soil will work, including dry areas once plants are established. Cleome self-sows with gusto, so if you want to avoid this, remove...

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Annual flowers that are confusingly referred to interchangably as Clarkia or Godetia, and even Eucharidium. We believe that Clarkia is correct. Plant Clarkia in cool,...

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Annual flowers that are confusingly referred to interchangably as Clarkia or Godetia, and even Eucharidium. We believe that Clarkia is correct. Plant Clarkia in cool, moist ,well-drained soil. Avoid nitrogen-rich beds and planting beside nitrogen fixers (beans, peas, clover, lupins…)....

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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. Latin...

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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. Latin Shasta daisy: Leucanthemum x superbum & Painted daisy: Chrysanthemum coccineum Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season...

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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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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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Hardy, but short-lived perennial. Usually grown as an annual.  Follow along with this handy How to Grow California Poppies Guide and grow some history.! Grows to 5–60 in (13–152...

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Hardy, but short-lived perennial. Usually grown as an annual.  Follow along with this handy How to Grow California Poppies Guide and grow some history.! Grows to 5–60 in (13–152 cm) tall, with alternately branching glaucous blue-green foliage. The leaves are divided into round, lobed...

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