Ornamental Sowing Guides

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Indoor Sowing Guide

FLOWERS & ORNAMENTALS

* Can also be started indoors in late summer to early fall or winter in mild climates. See packet for specific information.

10–12 Weeks Before Your Average Last Frost Date

Columbine
Echinacea
Eucalyptus
Grass (Blue Grama)
Lavender
Petunia
Sea Holly
Verbena

8–10 Weeks before your average last frost date

Bee Balm
Black-Eyed Susan
Cape Daisy
Carnation
Cottage Pinks
Dahlia
Dusty Miller
Feverfew
Lobelia
Ornamental Pepper
Pansy *
Salpiglossis
Salvia
Snapdragon
Statice
Stock *
Sweet William
Viola *
Yarrow

4–6 weeks before your average last frost date

Alyssum
Amaranth
Ammi
Bachelor’s Button
Calendula
Cardinal Climber
Chinese Lantern
Cosmos
Flax (‘Scarlet’)
Forget-Me-Not
Grass (‘Frosted Explosion’)
Honeywort
Hyssop (Anise)
Marigold
Moonflower
Morning Glory
Orlaya *
Sweet Pea
Zinnia

2–4 weeks before your average last frost date

Gourd
Money Plant
Nasturtium
Ornamental Millet
Sunflowe

6–8 weeks before your average last frost date

African Daisy
Ageratum
Aster *
Balsam
Bells of Ireland
Black-eyed Susan Vine
Bluebells (California)
Bluebonnet
Canterbury Bells
Castor Bean
Celosia
Chocolate Flower
Cleome
Coleus
Coreopsis
Craspedia
Cup and Saucer Vine
Cypress Vine
Delphinium
Four O’Clock
Foxglove
Gaillardia
Gazania
Gomphrena
Grass (‘Bunny Tails’)
Hollyhock
Hyacinth Bean
Hyssop (‘Apache Sunset’, True)
Iceplant
Impatiens
Larkspur
Linaria
Lupine (Russell Blend)
Mexican Sunflower
Milkweed
Nicotiana
Painted Daisy
Penstemon
Phlox
Poppy (Iceland, Oriental)
Portulaca
Pumpkin on a Stick
Scabiosa
Shasta Daisy
Strawflower
Sweet Annie
Verbascum

Outdoor Sowing Guide

FLOWERS & ORNAMENTALS

* Can also be sown in late summer to early fall or winter in mild climates. See packet for specific information.

6–8 weeks before your average last frost date

Gazania
Penstemon *

4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as the soil can be worked

Bluebonnet *
Columbine
Feverfew
Flax (Blue and Breezy)
Gaillardia
Larkspur
Lavender
Lupine (Pixie Delight) *
Pansy *
Poppy *
Snapdragon *
Sweet Pea *
Viola *

2-4 weeks before your average last frost date

Bee Balm
Bells of Ireland
Black-Eyed Susan
Bluebells (California) *
Calendula *
Cleome
Echinacea
Flower Mix *
Grass (Blue Grama) *
Love-In-A-Mist *
Milkweed *
Phlox *
Shasta Daisy
Verbascum *
Verbena
Wheat

1–2 weeks before your average last frost date

African Daisy *
Alyssum *
Ammi
Bachelor’s Button *
Carnation
Chinese Lantern
Chocolate Flower
Coreopsis
Flax (‘Scarlet’) *
Forget-Me-Not *
Iceplant *
Linaria *
Painted Daisy *
Salpiglossis *

1–2 weeks before your average last frost date

Amaranth
Aster *
Balsam
Black-Eyed Susan Vine
Broom Corn
Cape Daisy
Cardinal Climber
Castor Bean
Celosia
Coleus
Corn (Ornamental)
Cosmos
Cottage Pinks
Cup and Saucer Vine
Cypress Vine
Delphinium
Dusty Miller
Four O’Clock
Foxglove
Hollyhock
Hyacinth Bean
Hyssop (‘Apache Sunset‘, Anise)
Impatiens
Lobelia *
Lupine (Russell Blend) *
Marigold
Mexican Sunflower
Money Plant
Moonflower
Morning Glory
Nasturtium *
Nicotiana
Orlaya
Portulaca
Salvia
Scabiosa
Stock *
Sunflower
Sweet Annie
Sweet William
Zinnia

2–4 weeks after your average last frost date

Ageratum (Mild climates only)
Canterbury Bells
Craspedia
Dahlia
Eucalyptus
Gazania
Gomphrena
Gourd
Grass (‘Bunny Tails’, ‘Frosted Explosion’)
Honeywort
Hyssop (True)
Ornamental Millet
Pumpkin on a Stick
Statice
Strawflower
Wheat
Yarrow *

Late Fall - Early Winter

Forget-Me-Not
Hyssop (‘Apache Sunset’)
Lupine (Pixie Delight)

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