How to Grow Guide Category: How to Grow Flowers

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…

How to Grow Bellis

Bellis English Daisy Seeds FL3203-1
31 Jan

Here we will examine how to grow Bellis perennis English Daisy from seeds. Bellis is a versatile, low-growing, carpet-forming perennial plant with appealing pom-pon like flowers. General Bellis perennis is usually listed as English Daisy or just Daisy – but the latter could be used to describe any number of flowers. Bellis performs best in…

How to Grow Aurinia

Basket of Gold Alyssum Aurinia saxatilis Seeds FL3820-2
31 Jan

An Evergreen perennial with the slightly misleading common name Basket of Gold Alyssum. Learn how to grow Aurinia from seed in these simple instructions. Remember that the common name Alyssum is a bit misleading. This Basket of Gold Alyssum is actually Aurinia saxatilis, and Snow Cloth Alyssum is actually Lobularia maritima. Alyssum describes the shape…

How to Grow Dahlias

All seasons Dahlia Tuber BU147
9 Dec

Follow this how to grow Dahlias guide  for summer bloom success! Plant your Dahlia tubers well after any threat of frost has passed. Preferably when the soil has warmed up to 14-15 ° C (58-60° F). Choose a spot in your garden with full sun and dig a 30x03cm (12×12″) hole. Mix the dug soil with compost and a…