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What Wildflowers Can Be Planted in the Spring from Seeds?

 
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What Wildflowers can be planted in the spring from seeds?



There are many wildflower seed mixes that are readily available that can be planted in the spring.  If a list of the seeds is available then it might be wise to investigate if these will germinate in the spring.  Many may not come up or will not germinate until fall.



Planting native wildflower seeds can be difficult because the seeds may need a special treatment in order to germinate.  This might mean they need to be chilled, need to be scarification or may need stratification.

This is why most wildflowers are planted in the fall, usually September or October, depending what zone they are being planted in.



Here are some threads that might help with understanding why:

https://permies.com/t/114202/Wildflower-stratification
https://permies.com/t/72616/deal-cold-stratification
https://permies.com/t/94362/good-overwintered-seeds-deciding
https://permies.com/t/98621/Winter-Sowing-growing
https://permies.com/t/57564/Pre-treating-seeds
https://permies.com/t/54716/Scarification-lazy-man-toenail-clippers
https://permies.com/t/31565/Cold-conditioning-seeds
https://permies.com/t/23084/Stratification

There are some native wildflowers that can be planted in the spring.  Which wildflowers have you had a good experience with planting in the spring from seeds?

These are the ones I have had success with planting from seed in the spring: blue sage, sunflowers, purple coneflowers, and blanket flowers.


 
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