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Which Flowers Can Be Started From Seed Indoors

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Best annuals and perennials to start from seed

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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).

Just like vegetables, annual flower seeds can be started indoors, too. Here is a short list of the best annual and perennial flowers that can be seeded indoors. 

Annual Flowers 

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

Perennial Flowers 

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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