Please could anyone suggest perennial flowers easy to grow from seed ?
Echinacea, Geum, Gaura, Lupins, Echinops, Heleniums, Agastache, are the ones I've had success with and I'm a beginner.
Knap weed (Loved by the birds and not a weed), Teasels, foxgloves and hollyhocks - the last three are strictly biannual but I class them as perennial as they come back each year.
I did some white geraniums this year- 'Summer Snow' ( I think) and also an orange Agastache.
I don't normally sow perennial seeds, so it was a new venture for me. They were very easy
My hardy geraniums haven't sprouted yet and I sowed at the beginning of August. Did yours take a while Fairygirl?
Delphiniums are not as fussy as their reputation goes. Depending on your garden, they sprout and thrive without much ado. The same with penstemons.
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2 perennials I've found easy to grow from seed, Bright star, are Coreopsis and Alyssum (saxatile).
AAll the above mentioned plus dahlias....dianthus.....monarda....lobelia cardinalis. ....aubrieta. All perennials.
Your plants planted in August probably won't flower this year but will be well established by the Spring.
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