Fast growing annuals?

jim_w_ny(Zone 5a)April 11, 2008

I've just slipped over from the Rose site being a dedicated rose gardener.

But I've decided my rose beds are so boring. And one is looking very bare and I have a garden tour scheduled for late June.

So I quickly need some fast growing annuals which I believe is the way most are.


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Unless you're a die-hard grow from seed person (no guarantee anything would be ready even by late June in zone 5) - go to any good greenhouse or garden center (even the big boxes) and buy a few flats of ready to plant, already in bloom things. And, unlike perennials, no great expense.

Alyssum is good for borders; pansies; Dianthus Chinensis - which come in every shade of red, pink, white, salmon double, ruffled; verbena hybrids; petunias; Gerbera Daisys; geraniums. The list is endless and most are good for accent and infilling without detracting from your roses. And by buying established plants, they'll be ready when you need them.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 12:21PM
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