Seeding-dates

plant

days to germination

indoor seeding

outdoor seeding

African daisy

7 - 10

Mar. 20 - 28

May 1 - 10

Ageratum

7 - 10

Feb. 20 - 28

May 1 - 15

Alyssum

5 - 6

Mar. 15 - 30

May 1 - 10

Amaranthus

8 - 10

Feb. 20 - 28

n/a

Aster

8 - 10

Mar. 1 - 15

May 1 - 10

Aubretia

20

Mar. 14 - 30

May 10 - 20

Baby blue eyes

7 - 14

Apr. 1 - 10

May 10 - 20

Baby's breath

7 - 10

Mar. 15 - 30

May 1 - 10

Bachelor's button

7

Mar. 15 - 30

May 1 - 10

Balsam

8 - 10

Mar. 1 - 20

May 1 - 10

Begonia

20 - 25

Feb. 1 - 20

n/a

Bells of Ireland

20 - 34 (chill)

Mar. 1 - 15

Apr. 20 - 30

Black-eyed Susan

12

Feb. 1 - 10

n/a

Brachycome

14 - 21

Mar. 15 - 30

May 15 - 20

Canterbury bells

14

n/a

May 15 - 30

Canary bird vine

15 - 21

n/a

May 1 - 10

Calendula

6 - 9

Mar. 20 - 30

May 1 - 16

California poppy

24

Apr. 10 - 20

May 1 - 10

Candytuft

7 - 14

Mar. 1 - 20

May 1 - 15

Carnation

8 - 10

Mar. 1 - 10

May 10 - 15

Celosia

7 - 10

Mar. 10 - 20

May 15 - 20

Chinese lantern

20 - 23

Feb. 1 - 28

May 1 - 20

Chrysanthemum

10 (in dark)

Mar. 1 - 10

May 15 - 20

Clarkia

6 - 9

n/a

May 10 - 20

Cleome

5 - 14

Mar. 1 - 10

May 1 - 10

Coleus

10 - 12

Mar. 1 - 15

n/a

Columbine

21 - 27

Mar. 1 - 15

n/a

Cosmos

5 - 7

Apr. 1 - 10

May 10 - 20

Cynoglossum

14 - 21

Mar. 15 - 20

May 20 - 30

Dahlia

7 - 10

Mar. 10 - 20

May 10 - 20

Datura

21 - 60

Mar. 10 - 20

May 1 - 10

Dianthus

7 - 9

Mar. 1 - 10

May 1 - 10

Digitalis

7 - 14

Mar. 1 - 10

May 1 - 10

Dracaena

28 - 30

n/a

n/a

Dusty Miller

15 - 20

Feb. 1 - 10

n/a

Euphorbia

12 - 18

Mar. 1 - 10

May 1 - 10

Four o'clock

10 - 15

n/a

June 1 - 10

Fuchsia

14 - 20

Mar. 1 - 10

n/a

Gaillardia

15 - 20

Mar. 1 - 10

May 1 - 10

Gazania

14 - 21

Feb. 10 - 20

n/a

Geranium

7 - 20

Jan. 10 - 25

n/a

Geum

10 - 20

Mar. 1 - 10

May 15 - 30

Godetia

10

Apr. 1 - 10

May 10 - 20

Gourd

5 - 7

Apr. 1 - 10

May 10 - 20

Helichrysum

7 - 10

May 15 - 30

June 1 - 10

Hollyhock

12 - 21

May 1 - 10

May 10 - 15

Impatiens

7 - 18

Feb. 15 - 20

n/a

Kale

14 - 21

Apr. 10 - 20

May 1 - 10

Larkspur

15 - 21

Mar. 1 - 10

May 1 - 10

Lathyrus

10 - 21

Mar. 1 - 10

May 1 - 10

Lavatera

10 - 15

Apr. 1 - 10

May 1 - 10

Livingstone daisy

15 - 21

Mar. 15 - 30

May 1 - 10

Marigold

5 - 10

Mar. 10 - 20

May 15 - 25

Mimulus

14 - 21

Mar. 10 - 20

May 15 - 20

Money plant

20

Mar. 10 - 20

May 1 - 10

Mignonette

7 - 21

Mar. 15 - 30

May 15 - 30

Morning glory

5 - 10

Mar. 15 - 30

May 20

Nasturtium

10 - 12

Apr. 1 - 10

May 1 - 10

Nemesia

5 - 10

Mar. 1 - 10

May 10 - 2

Nicotiana

7 - 12

Mar. 1 - 10

May 1 - 10

Night scent stock

8 - 12

Mar. 20 - 30

May 10 - 20

Ornamental cabbage

14 - 21

Apr. 10 - 20

June 15 - 30

Pansy

8 - 15

Feb. 1 - 10

n/a

Petunia

7 - 12

Feb. 15 - 25

n/a

Phlox

8 - 10

Mar. 1 - 10

May 10 - 20

Poppy-Corn

10 - 21

Apr. 10 - 20

May 15 - 30

Poppy-Iceland

10 - 30

Mar. 20 - 30

May 15 - 30

Portulaca

7 - 10

Mar. 1 - 10

May 10 - 20

Pyrethrum daisy

10

Mar. 1 - 10

May 15 - 20

Salpiglossis

14 - 18

Mar. 15 - 25

May 10 - 20

Salvia

10 - 14

Mar. 1 - 10

n/a

Scabiosa

10 - 12

Mar. 10 - 20

May 10 - 20

Schizanthus

15

Mar. 1 - 10

May 10 - 20

Snapdragon

10 - 12

Mar. 1 - 15

May 10 - 20

Statice

14 - 18

Mar. 10 - 20

May 10 - 20

Stocks

7 - 10

Mar. 1 - 10

May 10 - 20

Strawflower

7 - 15

Apr. 10 - 20

May 10 - 20

Sunflower

6 - 10

n/a

May 10 - 20

Sweet pea

10 - 14

n/a

Apr. 15 - 20

Sweet William

7 - 9

Mar. 1 - 10

May 10 - 20

Verbena

12 - 18

Feb. 20 - 28

May 10 - 20

Vinca

14 - 21

Feb. 1 - 28

n/a

Viola

10 - 21

Mar. 1 - 10

May 10 - 20

Wildflower mix

7 - 14

n/a

May 10 - 20

Zinnia

5 - 10

Apr. 1 - 10

May 20 - 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

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