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How to Grow Strawflowers

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How to Grow Strawflowers

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 colours. Officially a tender perennial, most gardeners treat them as annuals and simply sow fresh seed each year. Give them an early start indoors, or direct sowstrawflower seeds in places with long summers. Latin Xerochrysum bracteatum (also widely listed as Helichrysum bracteautum and even Bracteantha...

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How to Grow Dianthus

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How to Grow Dianthus

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 to your organic flower garden by growing Dianthus from seeds. Difficulty Easy Latin: Dianthus plumarius Family: Caryophyllaceae Season & Zone Exposure: Full sun to partial shade Zone: 2-10 Timing Start Dianthus seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting out, or direct sow them in...

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How to Grow Common Woolly Sunflowers

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How to Grow Common Woolly Sunflowers

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 lanatum Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Timing Direct sow 2-4 weeks before the last frost to provide the seeds with some time in cool, wet soil with the risk of light frost. Alternately, start them in pre-moistened trays wrapped in plastic, and kept in the refrigerator...

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How to Grow Aurinia

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How to Grow Aurinia

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 and size of the plants more than any true botanical details. Latin Aurinia saxatilis Family: Brassicaceae Difficulty Easy Exposure: Full sun Zone: 4-10 Timing Indoors, start Aurinia seeds 8-10 weeks before planting out. Or direct sow in early spring or early autumn – March or...

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How to Grow Bird's Eyes Gilia

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How to Grow Bird's Eyes Gilia

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 Easy Exposure: Full sun Zone: 6-10 Timing Gilia is most successful if direct sown outdoors 2-3 weeks before last frost, or in the autumn in mild climates. Alternately, start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, and harden seedlings off gradually in a cold frame before...

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