reseeding annuals zone 5 ny

faerybum(z5 NY)May 18, 2006

hi! im wondering if anyone can tell me what annuals reseed themselves in my zone. i have balsam which reseeds itself every year and calendula and dianthus, but what else can i plant that might come back? thanks!


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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

Feverfew, violas, larkspur, snaps, marigolds, portulaca, sweet alyssum all will reseed for me....
Just remember to leave on some seed pods.
Linda C

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 10:27AM
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ksflowergirl(Z5 KS City area)

I'm in Kansas, but marigolds, Bells of Ireland, balsam, corn poppies, baby's breath, and rose moss are reliable reseeders for me. Zinnias will occassionally reseed.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 5:09PM
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How bout celosia....cockscombs.....plume or crested varieties.....they reseed like crazy!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2006 at 2:45AM
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faerybum(z5 NY)

thanks guys!!!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2006 at 7:49AM
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faltered(Hamburg NY Z5/6)

Also nigella, cosmos, sunflowers, and morning glories.


    Bookmark   May 19, 2006 at 8:34AM
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almostenough(z5 IN)

Bachelor's Buttons,

    Bookmark   May 19, 2006 at 3:30PM
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espor(z5 PA)

Sulphur cosmos, Datura (angels trumpet), morning glories, nasturtiums, and cleome

    Bookmark   May 19, 2006 at 10:01PM
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franeli(z4 NH)

California poppies, nicotianas,sometimes cleomes in Z4

    Bookmark   May 21, 2006 at 11:58AM
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Many of the annuals listed above never reseed in my NY zone5 garden. I think it depends on where you live in zone 5. It also depends on the weather and winter. Keep trying different varieties.

I get nigella, feverfew, cleome, nicotiana, rudbeckia, dill, sweet william, silene, johnny jump-ups (viola), morning glory, tall ageratum.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2006 at 11:49PM
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Dredging up an old thread for fun...
Susan has a valid point. While I'm 'close' to Z6, I have never had a marigold nor a morning glory reseed in my yard, but have had several of those already listed come back without fail.

While not an annual, Lunaria does just fine on its own in my yard. Glad I found out it was 'bi' this year- I almost hoed out all the new seedlings around it this year! Saved them, and hopefully will have a show forever-more now that I'm more edumacated ;)

    Bookmark   January 21, 2009 at 9:01AM
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