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Department of Plant and Soil Science

Indoor Seed Sowing--Flowers                                                              OH89
Dr. Leonard Perry
Extension Professor                                                                                    

 

 

weeks

 

Flower

pack

pot

ease

temp.

needs, comments

Ageratum

6-9

11

E

 

 

Alyssum (annual), sweet

4-6

8

E

C

 

Amaranthus

3-4

6

E

 

 

Aster (annual)

6

8

E

alt

 

Balsam (impatiens)

6

8

E

 

 

Begonia, wax

10-22

24

M

 

 

Celosia

4-8

10

E

W

 

Cleome

4-8

10

E

W

 

Coleus (Solenostemon)

6-10

12

E

W

 

Convolvulus

4

6

E

 

P, S

Coreopsis

6-7

9

E

 

 

Cornflower

4

6

E

 

 

Cosmos

4

6

E

 

DS

Dahlia

4-9

11

E

C

 

Dianthus

6-10

12

E

C

 

Diascia

8

10

E

 

 

Dusty Miller

8-10

12

E

 

 

Gaillardia

4-8

10

E

 

 

Geranium (Pelargonium)

10

12

E

 

 

Heliotrope

10

12

M

 

 

Hollyhock

6

8

E

 

 

Impatiens

8-10

12

E

 

 

Marigold, French

6

8

E

 

DS

Marigold, African/American

8

10

E

 

 

Millet, Ornamental

8

10

E

 

 

Mirabilis, Four O'Clock

4-6

8

E

 

P

Morning Glory (Ipomoea)

2

4

E

W

P

Myosotis

4

6

E

 

 

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum)

4

6

E

 

DS

Nicotiana

6

8

E

 

P

Osteospermum

10

12

E

 

 

Pansy, Viola

14

16

E

C

 

Pepper, Ornamental

6-10

12

E

 

 

Petunia

8-10

12

E

W

 

Phlox, annual

6-8

10

E

C

 

Portulaca

6

8

E

alt

 

Rudbeckia

6-8

10

E

alt

 

Salvia, scarlet

6-8

10

E

alt

 

Salvia, mealycup

8-10

12

E

 

 

Snapdragon

6-10

12

E

C

 

Stocks

6-8

10

E

C

 

Sunflower

2

4

E

 

 

Sweet Pea

4

6

E

 

DS, P, S

Sweet William

6

8

E

C

 

Thunbergia

6-8

10

E

 

DS

Tithonia

6

8

E

 

 

Torenia

10-12

14

M

alt

 

Verbena

10

12

M

W

 

Vinca, annual (Catharanthus)

10-12

14

E

W

P

Zinnia

4

6

E

W

Doubles may become single if transplanted



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