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Beginner Flowers: Cold-Weather Flowers (Including Edible Flowers)

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vja4Him
Modesto, CA

May 13, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9122247

I would like to add more Flowers (including Edible Flowers) to my Winter and Fall garden. So far I only have Pansies and Calendulas for the cold weather.

What other Flowers (including Edible Flowers) could I plant (from seed) for the Fall and Winter ...

I'm in Zone #8/14.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9123161

Camellias, Hellborus orientalis and niger, crocus and loropetalum all come to mind. They are all zone 8 hardy. Snapdragons are also an option...they bloom all Fall and Spring and sporadically thru the winter.
vja4Him
Modesto, CA

May 14, 2012
3:35 PM

Post #9123812

[quote="themoonhowl"]Camellias, Hellborus orientalis and niger, crocus and loropetalum all come to mind. They are all zone 8 hardy. Snapdragons are also an option...they bloom all Fall and Spring and sporadically thru the winter.[/quote]

I have some Baby Snapdragons blooming. Took a long time for the seeds to sprout (planted around early January this year), and then even longer before they started blooming.

Do I need to cut the stems back so they will continue to bloom ...

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 15, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9124514

Yes, keeping them deadheaded prolongs the bloom time...I just snip off the spike after each one finishes. But, you may want to leave a few spent blooms to form seeds for the next go-around. My little grandson planted some snapdragons when he was visiting from Australia in Feb of 2010...two years later they are still going strong.

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