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Fall Flowers from seed

Posted by bernadette_gourder 5 from Newaygo MI (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 7, 11 at 8:38

Hello! I really like Mums, but they have that sort of mass market feel to them because I see them everywhere during the fall. So, I am wondering what other flowers you plant either as companion plants to fall hardy mums or in place of them? I would like to try my hand at growing them from seed this year. Any suggestions (perennial to zone 5 or annual) much appreciated!

Thank you!

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RE: Fall Flowers from seed

For fall flowers other than mums I have toad lily, black snakeroot, tall garden phlox, Russian sage, blue mist shrub, aster, buddleia (butterfly bush) and gaura/wandflower that bloom right up past the first few frosts. I grew alyssum via winter sowing and those were still blooming at Thanksgiving.

Black snakeroot/Cimicifuga racemosa

Toad lily w/black snakeroot

Indestructible alyssum

Gaura w/Russian Sage

Blue mist shrub

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