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Begonia Flowering Cabbage, Kale
Celosia Geranium
Crape Myrtlettes Hibiscus
Dahlia Hollyhock
Delphinium Impatiens

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Achimenes

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, shade, rich, well-drained soil
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Patio containers and hanging baskets

Ageratum
Remove spent blooms to prolong flowering. Keep well-watered in hot, dry weather.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, full sun, quick to bloom
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 10 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Low beds

Alyssum, Sweet
Shear plants back lightly to promote longer blooming period.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Cool spring, full sun, quick to bloom
Direct Sow yes
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 8 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Low beds

Asclepias

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, sun, sow outdoors spring or fall
Direct Sow yes
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Perennial border, cut flower

Aster
To minimize the possibility of Aster Wilt, plant in a different part of your garden each year.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Cool spring, full sun
Direct Sow yes
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Bedding, tall cutting border

Begonia
Bronze-leaved varieties do particularly well in sun. Keep foliage dry, provide good air circulation around plants.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, partial shade, sow early
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 10 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Low beds, patio containers, hanging baskets

Celosia

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, full sun, quick to bloom
Direct Sow yes
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Bedding, cut flower

Chrysanthemum
Can also be set out as plants or rooted cuttings. Fertilize heavily. To promote bushy growth and more flowers, pinch out tips several times, up to July 15. Divide in spring.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Sow in spring for fall bloom, full sun
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Beds, perennial border, patio, cut flower

Coleus
Pinch off flower spikes to promote growth and attractive appearance.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, likes moist shade
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Beds, patio containers, hanging baskets

Coreopsis

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Hot summer sun, blooms through drought, sow early
Direct Sow yes
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Bedding, perennial border, cut flower

Crape Myrtle
Started indoors in March from seeds, will bloom in late July. Also available as plants. Hardy in South; in North, bring plants indoors over winter.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Sow early for midsummer bloom, full sun
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy
Plant Spacing 24 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Perennial border, patio containers

Dahlia
Blooms first year from seed. Also available as tuberous roots that should be planted 6 inches deep after danger of spring frost. Taller varieties may need staking.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, full sun, rich soil
Direct Sow yes
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy South
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Bedding, perennial border, cut flower

Daylily
In South, seed sown in late summer will bloom following year - takes longer in the North. Most commonly grown from plants. Exceptionally easy to grow, weedproof and trouble free.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Sow early for summer bloom, thrives anywhere
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Bedding perennial border, cut flower

Delphinium
Feed heavily. After blooming, cut back flowering stalks at base to induce rebloom in fall.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Cool spring, full sun, sow early
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy
Plant Spacing 15 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Perennial border, cut flower

Dusty Miller

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Cool spring, full sun
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Low beds, perennial border

Flowering Cabbage, Kale

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Cool, fall or spring, full sun, tolerates frost
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Spring or fall bedding

Gazania

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, full sun, tolerates drought
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Bedding, patio containers

Gerbera
Seed started in January will bloom in June. Grow in full sun, providing ample moisture. North of Washington, D.C., pot up in fall and grow in a cool sunny window over winter.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Sow early for summer bloom, sun
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy South
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Bedding, patio, cut flower

Geranium
Geranium seeds may germinate irregularly, so do not transplant from tray until germination is complete. Drench seedlings with approved fungicide.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, full sun, well-drained soil
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Bedding, patio containers

Hibiscus

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, full sun, moist soil
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy
Plant Spacing 18 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Tall border, perennial border

Hollyhock
Some bloom from seed the first year, others should be started in August for bloom the following season. Young plants perform best; keep a new supply coming from seed.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, full sun, sow early
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Hardy
Plant Spacing 18 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Tall border, perennial border

Impatiens
One of the best of all annuals for shade. Starts blooming in 3 months from seed. Pinch back once or twice before setting out, thus promoting compact, bushy growth.

Will it grow and bloom in my yard? Warm summer, some shade, moist soil
Direct Sow no
Annual or Perennial (Hardy) Annual
Plant Spacing 12 in.
Best Uses (Provided by varieties Park offers) Bedding, patio containers, baskets

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