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growing for August wedding

Posted by katkthms none (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 22, 13 at 8:02

What is the easiest cutting flower annuals to grow from seed? I am looking for white and yellow blooms for mid-August (zone 6-7). I am considering zinias, lisianthus, calendula, sunflower, snapdragon.

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RE: growing for August wedding

  • Posted by pitt IN-Zone5 (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 22, 13 at 18:51

For easy, in the heat of August, definitely sunflowers and zinnias. The Sunrich series sunflowers has a "lemon" with dark center that is really a nice clear yellow if that is what is needed. Don't forget to succession plant to make sure you have them when you need them. ; ) They take about 65 days from seed.

RE: growing for August wedding

I would also suggest dahlias, celosia and gomphrena. By the way Lisianthus is one of the most difficult cut flowers to start from seed. I've done it a few times and it's always a challenge. They need 5 months to bloom from seed so you would need to start them right now in a greenhouse. They grow very, very slowly at first so it takes a lot of patience and close attention for the first 2 months.

RE: growing for August wedding

Strawflowers..Gotta have those!

RE: growing for August wedding

fillers Add to your big blooms:

Ammi- (white/greenish) for filler
bupleurum/baby's breath- for airy filler
eucalyptus- greenery

give the bouquets volume, character, and interests

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