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i will take a stab at it looks like sunflowers to me because of the whitish rib in the seed leaf ,pull one up if it is a sunflower it should have a longish white tap root,which I don't think the Zinnias wil; have
FYI I feed the birds during really bad weather during the winter months and come spring I just plant a handfull of the leftover sunflower seeds ,..They make really tall plants that are just loaded with flower heads ..Just the cheapskate coming out I guess...
I'm betting on zinnias, Im terrible at plant ID but Im still going with zinnia. Lol. My Rocket larkspurs are coming up along with a lot of natives I won't sow my annuals until the natives have died back.
thanks so much.
This year they were a show-stopper of my front yard.
I think the secret was to let them grow by themselves !
I just couldn't believe they were Sunflower seedlings in February !
They're beautiful! After seeing your original post, I decided to start my own sunflowers and have just LOVED them! I grew Lemon Queen, but more recently planted some Mammoth Grey. Hope they produce before it gets too cold for them.
it is too for Zinnias to germinate in Dallas ... especially with no rain ...
Zinnias germination temperature is 70-75F. I think I threw my seeds in my garden at the end of February this year.
Jeez Sylvia they could be anywhere in there lol. I always let my native annuals playout before I sow cosmos, zinnias, or sunflowers. I sow them all summer long. Because they are annuals sometimes they die.. I just throw out more seeds. You mite want to give it a try. Keeping them damp will keep the temps down, by evaporative cooling. Im not able to start mine as early as drthor because we get colder temps later in the year here. They are cheap Id have to give it a try
My wild flowers were beautiful thos Spring do to the rain. However, some of my tomatoes died from it. Oh well!
1lisac ... lol ... I dont know what that stuff is with the tiny purple flower, some one gave it me at a plant swap. Its all over the place! Then there is these vines ... another gift? LOL my neighbor hates me, she thinks I am responsible for the crab grass. tch tch.
DrThor those are the biggest seed heads I have ever seen. They look like pillows! :)
I let all most all of the volunteer sunflowers in the garden and wound up with a sunflower forest..The Cardinals have laid claim to most of those so this morning is the day most all get cut down //They have turned dark brown and are just plain ugly