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The pea-like flowers of lupins grow in dense spires above very distinctive foliage. They will bloom for two months from a spring sowing or early summer from fall sown plants. This cold hardy perennial is native to western North America, and east to Quebec. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow lupins from seed.

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The pea-like flowers of lupins grow in dense spires above very distinctive foliage. They will bloom for two months from a spring sowing or early summer from fall sown plants. This cold hardy perennial is native to western North America, and east to Quebec. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow lupins from seed.

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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. Planted early enough in the year, it will bloom in the first summer. Planted later, it will behave as a biennial, and bloom the following summer. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Lunaria from seed.

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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. Planted early enough in the year, it will bloom in the first summer. Planted later, it will behave as a biennial, and bloom the following summer. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Lunaria from seed.

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These familiar annuals have intensely coloured flowers. They are sometimes listed as Edging Lobelia. They work very well as filler plants in window boxes, hanging baskets, and garden borders. The vivid blue flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. Continue reading below for some expert advice on how to grow Lobelia from seed.

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These familiar annuals have intensely coloured flowers. They are sometimes listed as Edging Lobelia. They work very well as filler plants in window boxes, hanging baskets, and garden borders. The vivid blue flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. Continue reading below for some expert advice on how to grow Lobelia from seed.

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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. All species are attractive to pollinators and other beneficial insects. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Linum from seed.

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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. All species are attractive to pollinators and other beneficial insects. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Linum from seed.

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Annual Lavatera is also known as Mallow or Annual Tree Mallow. It is an easy-to-grow annual that blooms in the first year. The Latin species name trimestris translates as "three months," referring to the plant's quick life cycle. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Lavatera from seed.

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Annual Lavatera is also known as Mallow or Annual Tree Mallow. It is an easy-to-grow annual that blooms in the first year. The Latin species name trimestris translates as "three months," referring to the plant's quick life cycle. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Lavatera from seed.

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This cottage garden classic originated in China, but was imported to English gardens around the 15th century. Hollyhocks defy the simple definition of annual, biennial, and perennial depending on when, where, and how they are planted. Technically, this species is a short lived perennial. If started early enough indoors, it will flower the first year and can be treated as an annual. Planted later in spring, it will bloom in the second year as a traditional biennial. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow hollyhocks from seed.

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This cottage garden classic originated in China, but was imported to English gardens around the 15th century. Hollyhocks defy the simple definition of annual, biennial, and perennial depending on when, where, and how they are planted. Technically, this species is a short lived perennial. If started early enough indoors, it will flower the first year and can be treated as an annual. Planted later in spring, it will bloom in the second year as a traditional biennial. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow hollyhocks from seed.

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This dependable perennial blooms from late summer into fall with numerous bright yellow pin-cushion flowers atop tall stems. It looks superb in mass plantings, or planted between clumps of Crocosmia. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Helenium from seed.

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This dependable perennial blooms from late summer into fall with numerous bright yellow pin-cushion flowers atop tall stems. It looks superb in mass plantings, or planted between clumps of Crocosmia. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Helenium from seed.

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Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Gilia from seed. Gilia is a lovely annual wildflower that really stands out in mass plantings, and is a heavy nectar producer, so a very good lure for bees and other beneficial insects. It is one of the easiest flowers to grow and its short height make it a nice addition to lawns.

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Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Gilia from seed. Gilia is a lovely annual wildflower that really stands out in mass plantings, and is a heavy nectar producer, so a very good lure for bees and other beneficial insects. It is one of the easiest flowers to grow and its short height make it a nice addition to lawns.

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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. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Gypsophila from seed.

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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. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Gypsophila from seed.

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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 healthful harvests of Goji berries. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Goji from seed.

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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 healthful harvests of Goji berries. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Goji from seed.

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Annual Gaillardia is known as Blanket Flower and is native to Northern Mexico. They make great cut flowers and look spectacular planted en masse in the hot, sunny conditions in which they thrive. Continue reading for some tips on how to grow Gaillardia from seed.

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Annual Gaillardia is known as Blanket Flower and is native to Northern Mexico. They make great cut flowers and look spectacular planted en masse in the hot, sunny conditions in which they thrive. Continue reading for some tips on how to grow Gaillardia from seed.

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This would-be gum tree is usually grown as an annual. Its peculiar, round leaves are the perfect grey-blue colour to add contrast to cut flower bouquets. With enough protection from winter extremes, it will grow to 7m (22′) tall. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Eucalyptus from seeds.

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This would-be gum tree is usually grown as an annual. Its peculiar, round leaves are the perfect grey-blue colour to add contrast to cut flower bouquets. With enough protection from winter extremes, it will grow to 7m (22′) tall. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Eucalyptus from seeds.

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Known as Sea Holly as it thrives in the sandy, well-drained soil near seashores. The seeds of Eryingium can be tricky to germinate, but if you follow our How to Grow Eryngium instructions, you should have good success.

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Known as Sea Holly as it thrives in the sandy, well-drained soil near seashores. The seeds of Eryingium can be tricky to germinate, but if you follow our How to Grow Eryngium instructions, you should have good success.

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Dianthus seeds produce hardy perennial plants that are colourful, drought-resistant, and bloom in the first year. Learn how to grow Dianthus from seeds in our simple online growing instructions. These short-growing flowers are widely variable and work well in raised beds, window boxes, containers, and even hanging baskets. Add colour and variety to your organic flower garden by growing Dianthus from seeds.

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Dianthus seeds produce hardy perennial plants that are colourful, drought-resistant, and bloom in the first year. Learn how to grow Dianthus from seeds in our simple online growing instructions. These short-growing flowers are widely variable and work well in raised beds, window boxes, containers, and even hanging baskets. Add colour and variety to your organic flower garden by growing Dianthus from seeds.

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Learn how to grow Common Woolly Sunflowers (Eriophyllum lanatum) from seed in our online seed planting instructions. Woolly Sunflowers are sometimes listed as Oregon Sunshine, and it will become apparent why as soon as they open. Don’t be fooled by the name though — they are not actually sunflowers.

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Learn how to grow Common Woolly Sunflowers (Eriophyllum lanatum) from seed in our online seed planting instructions. Woolly Sunflowers are sometimes listed as Oregon Sunshine, and it will become apparent why as soon as they open. Don’t be fooled by the name though — they are not actually sunflowers.

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Here are some notes on how to grow Echinacea. These hardy perennial plants are broadly referred to as Coneflowers. They are highly attractive to pollinators and make excellent cut flowers. They look spectacular in mass plantings.

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Here are some notes on how to grow Echinacea. These hardy perennial plants are broadly referred to as Coneflowers. They are highly attractive to pollinators and make excellent cut flowers. They look spectacular in mass plantings.

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These majestic yet unpretentious biennial plants are perfect for shady spots and cottage gardens. The flowers are highly attractive to bees and other pollinators. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow foxgloves from seed.

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These majestic yet unpretentious biennial plants are perfect for shady spots and cottage gardens. The flowers are highly attractive to bees and other pollinators. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow foxgloves from seed.

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Rocket Larkspur is an annual Delphinium that is native to Europe, but now grows as a wildflower in North America. It is very easy to grow and will tolerate nearly any garden soil. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Delphinium from seeds.

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Rocket Larkspur is an annual Delphinium that is native to Europe, but now grows as a wildflower in North America. It is very easy to grow and will tolerate nearly any garden soil. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Delphinium from seeds.

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This easy to grow annual flower species is sometimes called Chinese Forget-Me-Nots or Hound’s Tongue. It is a relative of borage, and is native to Asia. Continue reading below for our expert tips on how to grow Cynoglossum from seed.

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This easy to grow annual flower species is sometimes called Chinese Forget-Me-Nots or Hound’s Tongue. It is a relative of borage, and is native to Asia. Continue reading below for our expert tips on how to grow Cynoglossum from seed.

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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, but otherwise, Cosmos is well suited to xeriscaping. Cosmos seeds are easy to harvest and save. These annual plants are sometimes referred to as Cosmea. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Cosmos from seed.

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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, but otherwise, Cosmos is well suited to xeriscaping. Cosmos seeds are easy to harvest and save. These annual plants are sometimes referred to as Cosmea. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Cosmos from seed.

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This easy annual plant 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. It grows well in any ordinary, well drained garden soil.  Seeds will flourish within the pH range of 5.5-7.0. Deadhead regularly to prolong blooming and prevent self-sowing. Planting several times over the spring will produce a longer bloom time throughout summer and early fall. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Centaurea from seed.

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This easy annual plant 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. It grows well in any ordinary, well drained garden soil.  Seeds will flourish within the pH range of 5.5-7.0. Deadhead regularly to prolong blooming and prevent self-sowing. Planting several times over the spring will produce a longer bloom time throughout summer and early fall. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Centaurea from seed.

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Coreopsis is sometimes listed as Calliopsis or Tickseed. It is superbly easy to grow once established and untroubled by insects, disease, and even deer. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Coreopsis from seed.

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Coreopsis is sometimes listed as Calliopsis or Tickseed. It is superbly easy to grow once established and untroubled by insects, disease, and even deer. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow Coreopsis from seed.

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Aquilegia is a hardy perennial known commonly as Columbine. The genus includes 60-70 species, including many that are native to Canadian woodlands and forests. They are best known for the exceptionally deep nectar-bearing spurs that jut backwards from each flower. These are enjoyed by moths, bumblebee, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Continue reading below for some top tips on how to grow Columbine from seed.

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Aquilegia is a hardy perennial known commonly as Columbine. The genus includes 60-70 species, including many that are native to Canadian woodlands and forests. They are best known for the exceptionally deep nectar-bearing spurs that jut backwards from each flower. These are enjoyed by moths, bumblebee, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Continue reading below for some top tips on how to grow Columbine from seed.

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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 flower heads before seeds ripen. This annual native of South America is quite drought tolerant so it's good for xeriscaping. Continue reading below for more tips on how to grow Cleome from seed.

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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 flower heads before seeds ripen. This annual native of South America is quite drought tolerant so it's good for xeriscaping. Continue reading below for more tips on how to grow Cleome from seed.

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