Sowing flower seeds in late summer and fall will give you a head start on spring blooms. Why now? In nature, after plants have flowered, they drop their seeds in late summer/fall. Those fallen seeds germinate just as the conditions become right; in other words, as soon as possible. So, rather than us gardeners guessing at when spring conditions are right to sow flower seeds, you can sow them in the fall, and let Mother Nature take it from there.

We've compiled a list of annuals and perennials that have high-success when sown late in the season, so you can get a jump start on maximizing your garden's potential next year!

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Classification:
  • Heirloom
  • Large Packet
  • Native
  • Online Exclusive
  • Organic
Category:
  • Alyssum
  • Bachelor's Button
  • Feverfew
  • Hollyhock
  • Larkspur
  • Lavender
  • Milkweed Butterfly Flower
  • More Flowers
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Pansy
  • Penstemon
  • Poppy
  • Viola
Attribute:
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Cut Flower
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edible Flower
  • Good for Containers
  • Heat Tolerant
Type:
  • Bread Seed
  • California
  • Flanders Corn
  • Iceland
  • Oriental
Hardiness:
  • Annual
  • Biennial
  • Perennial
Bloom Period:
  • Cool Weather
  • Spring
  • Summer
Height:
  • Ground Cover
  • Medium (12"-24")
  • Short (Less than 12")
  • Tall (Greater than 24")
Exposure:
  • Full Sun
  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Part Shade
Color:
  • Blue
  • Mixed
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White
  • Yellow
Hardy in USDA Zone:
  • 3
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

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