Flowers: Annuals and Perennials to Start Indoors

Butterfly on Zinnia
Laurie Miller

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Below is a list of annuals and perennials that can be started indoors by seed.  Note: not all flowers are suitable for all growing zones, so consult your seed packet (or a nursery).

Annuals

Balloon vine
Bloodflower
Browallia
Coleus
Impatiens
Petunia
Sage
Sweet William
Wishbone flower
Zinnia

Perennials

Balloon flower
Baptisia
Columbine
Coreopsis
Delphinium
Hibiscus
Lobelia
Lupine
Purple coneflower
Statice
Windflower

See our article with tips on how to start seeds indoors!

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Good flower varieties to grow for transplanting into hanging pouches? They will have sun mid-morning through afternoon and will be in zone 5.
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