A beautiful annual which blooms throughout a long summer season. It produces large solid heads of bright rich colours on dwarf bushy plants. Admirable for filling out summer beds sowing in drifts etc, and the flowers are splendid for cutting. Autumn sown plants make fine spring flowering pot plants ..
How to plantPropagate by seed - Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost. The seeds need light to germinate. Plants tolerate frost and grow best in cool weather, so you can transplant them outside before last frost date.Germination temperature: 60 F to 70 FDays to emergence: 10 ..
Aster's brilliant flowers brighten the fall garden when little else is blooming. Indeed, "aster," the Latin word for "star," aptly describes the starry flower heads. Another common name is Michaelmas daisy.About This PlantAster thrives in areas with cool, moist summers. It produces blue, white, or p..
Balsam is an annual flowering plant that originated from Southeast Asia. It grows to about 1-2 feet in height. Its stems are soft and fleshy while its leaves are long, shiny and pointed. The flowers are very similar to gardenias, roses or camellias. Balsam plants are like other from the impatiens fa..
Balsminaceae impatiens is a common sun to partial shade flowering annual. It is easy to grow and widely available at nurseries and garden centres. Impatiens balsamina is known by the common name balsam or by the umbrella moniker of impatiens, which covers a wide variety of forms and tones...
Also known as “pot marigold,” this easy to grow, healthful annual with its edible orange-and-yellow blossoms lasts all summer.Sunlight: Full sun to partial shadeMaturity: 45-60 days from seed to flowerHeight: 18 to 24 inchesSpacing: 24 to 36 inches apart in all directionsGrowing calendula (Calendula..
If you love the bold, easy-to-grow blooms that California Poppies add to the summer meadow, this mixture is the perfect choice for you! Red, orange and yellow blooms ignite the garden or meadow and make for fiery cut bouquets. Splendid Mix is deer resistant, easy to grow and blooms for months. Growi..
A hardy, upright annual, native to the southern United States. Leaves are finely divided occurring mostly in the lower portion of the plant. A prodigious bloomer, having vibrant yellow flowers with maroon centres. Prefers full sun in various soil types. An ideal plant for areas t..
The candytuft plant (Iberis sempervirens) is a European native that has adapted well to most USDA zones. The 12- to 18-inch beauty is a flowering, evergreen perennial with a few must do’s for appropriate candytuft care and continued performance.How to Grow CandytuftCandytuft care involves planting i..
Carnations are also commonly referred to by their scientific name, "Dianthus", the name given by the Greek botanist Theopharastus. Carnations got the name Dianthus from two Greek Words - "dios", referring to the god Zeus, and "anthos", meaning flower. Carnations are thus known as the "The Flowers of..
How to Sow Celosia:When danger of frost is past, sow outdoors where plants are to growIndoors, sow 4 weeks prior to planting outsideCover the seeds with 4 times their thickness in soilMaintain 70-75° F within the medium during germinationGermination takes 10-15 daysBlooms arrive 12-14 weeks after st..
Jewel Box Mix Celosia is one of the smaller varieties of Cockscomb. They have unusual blooms that are wavy and come in very bright colours. Celosia provides flower beds and borders eye-catching colour all season long and require minimal care. Flower plumes resemble a flame from a fire in both ..