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Name Comments
Botanical Name
Eschscholzia californica
Height/Spread Sun or Shade,
16-24/6 in. 40-60/15 cm Apr. 10-20/May 1-10
16-24/18 in. 40-60/45 cm
Flower Colour In/Out Seed Date
red, pink, white, salmon
various bright colors
rose, orange, purple, red, yellow
red, blue, salmon, purple, white
blue, pink, white
Saucer-shaped flowers all summer, grayish-green foliage
POPPY, CORN Papaver rhoeas sun
Apr. 10-20/May 15-30 European wild field poppy, also known as Flanders or Shirley poppy
PORTULACA Portulaca grandiflora 4/6 in. 10/15 cm sun Mar. 1-10/May 10-20
Succulent plant with rose-like blooms for hot, dry areas, close on cloudy days
SALPIGLOSSIS Salpiglossis sinuata 24-36/12 in. 60-80/30 cm sun to part shade Mar. 15-25/May 10-20
Petunia-like flowers with veined petals; back of border, good cut flower
SALVIA Salvia spp. 6-24/15-60 in. 30/30 cm sun Mar. 1-10/n/a
Erect, bushy plant, uniquely shaped flowers in vivid colours, good cut flower
SCAEVOLA Scaevola aemula sun
Tiny blue flowers, great for hanging
SCHIZANTHUS Schizanthus x wisetonensis sun to part shade
8/10 in. 20/25 cm Apr. 1-10
white, red , blue, pink, purple Spectacular show of lacy leaves and orchid-like flowers, good container or hanging basket plant
SNAPDRAGON Antirrhinum majus 6-36/12 in. 60/30-90 cm various sun, part shade Mar. 1-15/May 10-20
Flower spikes bloom from base up, shear for second bloom; good for edging to back of border; frost tolerant
STATICE Limonium sinuatum sun
Flower spikes with papery petals; good for dried flowers
STOCK, NIGHT SCENTED Matthiola bicornis sun to part shade
18/12 in. 45/30 cm Mar. 10-20/May 10-20
14/8 in. 35/20 cm
blue, yellow, purple, lavender
Mar. 20-30/May 10-20 Flower spikes with four-petaled blooms forming a cross, scent strongest in evening
STOCK, TEN-WEEK Matthiola incana sun to part shade
Long, dense, flower spikes; good cut flower, very fragrant
STRAWFLOWER Helichrysum bracteatum sun
Daisy-like flowers with straw-like naturally dry flowers
30/8 in. 75/20 cm Mar. 1-10/May 10-20
24-36/8 in. 60-90/20 cm Apr. 10-20/May 10-20
12/12 in. 30/30 cm
Mar. 1-10/May 10-20

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