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Is it too late to sow biennial wallflower seeds?

For various reasons, I didn't get around to sowing wallflowers earlier this year which I meant to. Last year's supplier of the gorgeous Fire King aren't stocking them this year, and no other colour seems to fit the bill. I've found a couple of suppliers of this particular colour but it seems a bit steep to pay <£1 per plug plant!

My question is, would it be too late to sow now? I assume they would just flower a little later next year?

Last year I had wallflower Fire King field-grown plants which were delivered (and planted out) in November so by my reckoning I'll just about be OK?


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,443
    I would have thought it would be too late, even if you didn't mind them flowering later. 
    I would go for buying bare rooted ones again this year and sowing the seeds late Spring next year  :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,214
    I don't think that's dear for a good plug plant  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thanks @AnniD - yes I thought it might be. My bad, I'll just have to fork out to get the colour I want  :) 

    @Fairygirl no I agree, just that last year I paid £20 for 60 bare-root plants from Woolmans! I shouldn't be such a scrooge :)

    It's this colour combo (with the deep purple tulips) that is too good to resist again for next year:

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