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Flowers: Annuals and Perennials to Start Indoors

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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).


Balloon vine
Sweet William
Wishbone flower


Balloon flower
Purple coneflower

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

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Good flower varieties to grow

By JodieH

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

Hi Jodie, See our suggestions

By Almanac Staff

Hi Jodie,

See our suggestions for sunny windowboxes at http://www.almanac.com/content/window-boxes-best-bets

You can also check our page about plants that attract butterflies at http://www.almanac.com/content/plants-attract-butterflies


Would you list some flowers

By emile

Would you list some flowers that attract butterflys

Here is an entire list of

By Catherine Boeckmann

Here is an entire list of plants that attract butterflies: http://www.almanac.com/content/plants-attract-butterflies

I just joined less than 2

By Daniel Janis

I just joined less than 2 hours ago and found out at least 5 reasons why last year I had so much trouble starting plants indoors!!! Thanks

Water your seedlings from the

By gardengurl

Water your seedlings from the bottom. set the containers in the sink or pan of water so that the roots can draw up the water. When the surface of the soil feels moist remove the seedling containers from the water and let excess water drain away. If they aren' drawing up the water, the soil is too dry which happens with soiless mixes and seed starting mix. Lightly moisten the soil with warm water rather than cold water. The warm water is more easily absorbed by dry soil.

I am having a problem with my

By camgreer13

I am having a problem with my tomato seedlings. They seem to be dying. Somebody out there...help:)

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