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perennial flowers from seed

Posted by etoniah NE Florida (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 24, 11 at 17:26

I've moved into a new place and am trying to save money by starting as much as I can from seed (mostly annuals so far). I'd like to ultimately have perennial beds. How well do monarda and gaillardia grow from seed? Are they fussy about being transplanted? Are they likely to bloom the first year?

Thanks!


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RE: perennial flowers from seed

Gailardia I know for sure blooms the first year and it is easy cheesy to transplant.

As far as monarda this will be the first year I grow that genus so if it blooms the first year from seed I am not sure. Though I have read nothing that indicates that it is difficult to transplant.

Hopefully someone else will come along about the monarda with more experience first hand than myself.


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RE: perennial flowers from seed

I grew Monarda from seed last year and they bloomed on the top of the one stem which grew per plant. I did not pinch them to cause branching. At the end of the season,(November,here)I dug them up and potted them, as the location where they were requires constant blooming plants. The potted Monarda kept in a cold frame are producing lots of growth from the root ball which I presume will be lots of flowering stems this year. Al


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