Looking for some gorgeous garden plants to energize your flower beds that are affordable and won’t break the bank? Well, you can energize those flower beds and save by growing your garden plants from seed. We’ve found some stunning garden plants that can revive any garden bed. These garden plants have striking colors and are sure to brighten all gardens. Take a look and maybe you’ll find some garden plants to grow from seed that you’ll like and recharge those garden beds.
The Ageratum Mix are annuals that bloom in shades of lavender, blue, and white. They work well in containers, do great as a garden border, and in rock gardens.
The Milas Mix Agrostemma is a 5 petal annual that blooms in pinks and purples with white centers. The Agrostemma is a taller annual that can reach up to 3 feet.
The Andrella Super Mix Asters is an annual with can reach up to 24 inches tall. The Andrella Aster are daisy-like single petal flowers in pinks and lavenders. The Asters bloom from Summer until the first frost.
The Covent Garden Baby’s Breath is an annual that produces small pure white flowers. Baby’s Breath is great for fresh and dried floral arrangements.
The Orange King Calendula is a hardy annual with massive, double flowers. The blooms are a brilliant orange.
The Candytuft Tall is a hardy perennial that is a taller variety of Candytuft. An easy to grow perennial that blooms in clusters of pastel lavenders and white.
The Indian Shot Canna is an annual with tropical foliage and smaller orange-red blooms. Easy to grow and move indoors when weather begins to cool.
The Rainbow Floral Strain Mix Coleus is a shade loving annual with heart-shaped leaves. The Coleus has bright colored foliage that are great for containers and borders.
The Xanthos Cosmo is an annual that blooms from pale ivory to soft butter-yellow. The Xanthos Cosmo won a Fleuroselect medal. It has large, single flowers. Great for containers or in the landscape.
The Mignon Single Mix Dahlia is a hardy annual that grows up to 20 inches tall – ideal for bedding use. The Dahlias can also work well in containers and window boxes. The blooms are single at 3 to 4 inches in white, pinks, soft yellows, and reds.
The Gilia Globe is a globe-shaped, hardy annual that produces sky-blue to violet flowers. The fragrant Gilia Globe can reach up to 15 inches tall that attract butterflies and bees. It prefers hot and dry conditions.
The Ogrodowy Heliotrope, also known as Cherry Pie, is a fragrant annual that reaches between 18 to 24 inches tall. The Ogrodowy Heliotrope makes an excellent cut flower.
The Maltese Cross Lychnis is a 3 to 4 feet tall perennial that produces neon flame-red clusters of blooms.
The Sugar Stars Phlox is a fragrant annual. The Sugar Stars Phlox blooms a range of colors from lavender to deep violet blue with white star like centers. The annual can grow up to 24 inches tall and attracts butterflies. Great as cut flowers and as a garden border.
The Moss Rose Single Mix Portulaca is a heat-tolerant annual that produces brilliant blooms. The Moss Rose blooms are single flowers in cerise, scarlet, tangerine, and sunflower yellow. Low growing annual with stunning blooms.
The Blue Monday Sage Salvia is an annual that produces long-lasting blue flower spikes. The Blue Monday Sage can reach up to two feet in height.
The Giant Primrose Sunflower is an 8 to 12 foot tall annual. The Giant Primrose Sunflower produces multiple blooms in a soft, creamy yellow in color with a chocolate center.
The Mexican Sunflower Goldfinger is a brilliant orange colored annual. Beautiful compact plant that blooms profusely.
The Tall White Sweet Alyssum is an annual with tiny, snow white flowers. Fragrant blooms that reach up to 12 inches tall. Great for edges along borders or garden paths and in containers.
The Verbena Tenuisecta Mix is an annual that flowers from lavender, cerise to creamy white almost to blue. The Verbena Tenuisecta Mix is drought tolerant with long lasting blooms perfect for containers and baskets. Great for use in rock gardens and around stone walls.
The Cherry Queen Zinnia is an annual with double blooms on 30 to 40 inch tall plants. The brilliant Cherry Queen Zinnia makes a great cut flower or can remain in the garden to attract bees and butterflies.
These are 21 gorgeous garden plants that you can grow from seeds to save money on landscaping costs. Maybe you have a neighbor or friend that you can exchange young plantings with, to expand the variety of garden plants in your landscape? An exchange of garden plants can save you both time and money.
Some tips for growing plants from seeds: Before planting my seeds, I usually soak them in a cup of water for 24 hours. I’ll soak whatever seeds I have labeling each cup with the different type of seeds. Then, I’ll prepare the peat pots or containers where I’ll plant the soaked seeds. If you don’t have peat pots, you can use egg cartons (made of paper not the foam ones), empty egg shells, biodegradable brown toilet paper rolls, or biodegradable brown paper towel rolls (cut these in half). Then add some light soil to the container for the seedlings. Next add the water soaked seeds two or three in each section or container then follow the seed manufacturer’s directions. Some seeds are covered lightly in soil and others need to be placed above the soil. If you have other ways that you grow seeds, let us know. If you try any of these ideas let us know how you make out.
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