How to Grow Guide Category: How to Grow Flowers

How to Grow Eryngium

Eryngium Seeds
5 Nov

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. General Good drainage is fundamental to growing this plant. Latin Eryngium planum Family: Apiaceae Difficulty Somewhat…

How to Grow Eucalyptus

How to Grow Eucalyptus from Seeds
5 Nov

This would-be gum tree is usually grown as an annual. It’s 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. Here are some tips on how to grow Eucalyptus from seeds: Latin Eucalyptus cinerea Family: Myrtaceae…

How to Grow Sisyrinchium

Sisyrinchium Seeds for Organic Growing
2 Nov

Grow Sisyrinchium once, and the common name of Blue-Eyed Grass will make complete sense. The leaves of this low growing perennial are quite grass-like, and in summer it comes alive with very delicate blue flowers that seem to appear out of nowhere. Below are some top tips on how to grow Sisyrinchium from seeds. General…

How to Grow Meconopsis

Himalayan Poppy Seeds
29 Dec

This is a challenging plant to grow, even for experienced and professional gardeners. With other kinds of poppies, one can just sprinkle the seeds and a few weeks later, like magic, the flowers appear. This is not the case with Meconopsis, which is considered difficult to germinate and grow. The plant is native to shady,…

How to Grow Nepeta Catmint

A relative of catnip in the mint family, catmint does not trigger the kitten-like behaviour in cats the same way catnip does. Although cats might graze on Nepeta leaves and flowers, it tends to not make them go crazy afterward. Latin Nepeta subsessilis Family: Lamiaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Season: Warm season Exposure: Full…

How to Grow Helenium

Autumn Sneezeweed Seeds
27 Feb

General 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. Latin Helenium autumnale Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 3-9 Timing Sow in doors 8-10 weeks before planting out…

How to Grow Ratibida

Ratibida Prairie Coneflower Seeds
26 Feb

General Perennial Ratibida is also known as Prairie Coneflower and Mexican hat. It is native over a wide range in North America, from the Canadian south to the north of Mexico. It is closely related to Rudbeckia. Latin Ratibida columnifera Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun Zone: 3-10 Timing Start transplants…

How to Grow Oenothera

Pale Evening Primrose Oenothera Seeds FL3821
20 Jun

Pale Evening Primrose is an important BC wildflower that provides food for our native pollinators. Learn how to grow Oenothera in your garden to feed the bees and bring back this beautiful flower from endangered status. This flower is also known as Suncups and Sundrops. Latin Oenothera pallida Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure: Full…

How to Grow Strawflowers

Sultane Strawflowers Seeds
1 Jun

This is a great place to start when you want to learn how to grow strawflowers from seed. Strawflowers are well known by crafters and florists for their unusually high quality as dried flowers. The petals on each strawflower are like stiff paper, and they unfold from the center to form concentric rings in bright…

How to Grow Dianthus

How to Grow Dianthus
22 Feb

Our Dianthus seeds produce hardy perennial plants that are colouful, 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…

How to Grow Common Woolly Sunflowers

Common Woolly Sunflower Seeds FL3817-1
31 Jan

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 the first time they open. Don’t be fooled by the name though, they are not actually sunflowers. General Easy to grow perennial. Latin Eriophyllum…

How to Grow Bird’s Eyes Gilia

Birds Eyes Gilia tricolor seeds FL3815-1
31 Jan

Here we will discuss how to grow Bird’s Eyes 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. General Annual wildflower known as Bird’s Eyes Latin Gilia tricolor Family: Polemoniaceae Difficulty…