Stokes Seeds has a chart of flower seeds that can be sown in July, August and September. It helps the perennials get a good start so they should bloom the following Spring. Has anybody had any experience doing this and what flower seeds have you sown those months? Are these sown directly or in containers or nursery pots, then transplanted?
Do you ever sow any seeds for perennials in the summer time?
In the past I sowed balloon flowers in July that actually bloomed in October. I started them in cells indoors.
Sowed some Bellflowers I have one remaining. Aug and Sept. some Daylilly, poppies. Still have the Daylilly. the poppies our critter friends "keep a eat "n" the roots!
forgot part2 ;Daylily seeds go in the ground where they are to grow as do natives.Everything else begins in a pot.
I dug through my two storage boxes of printed matter from the internet on perennials that one can plant in July, August and September that had appeared in Stokes Seeds catalog..wouldn't you believe after about an hour or looking and getting side tracked looking at sheets that I had printed off on wintersowing and propagation, and growing informaiton of annuals as well as perennials, I found it.
I wanted it so I can get some perennials sown and ready for the Fall plant swap.
golden margurite and new england aster planted today, it is trying to rain,I love to plant in the rain outdoors.Also some penstemon waiting and hybrid yarrow, good weather for the non hybrid yarrow.I planted six year old seed and in two days I believe the entire package sprouted!
Here it is August 3rd. and I may not have them planted in time..Too much going on..story of my life!
My yarrow is the only thing left, Some of most sprouted though.Going to have some nice Nobelessa Yarrow next year,(maybe)? OH, the Hibiscus are still growing well also.