The Q&A Archives: Seed Packet Wedding Favors

Question: My fiance and I are planning to make seed packets to give as favors to guests at our wedding. The wedding is July 31, thus we would like a single or mixture of perennial seeds that could be planted late in the year and still thrive. We will have guests from Rhode Island, central Pennsylvania, northern Missouri, and southern California, so something that would grow well in all of these different areas would be ideal. Any suggestions?

Answer: Many perennials can be successfully started from seed in mid summer. Do keep in mind though that these plants would not bloom until the following year. One popular and pretty choice might be purple coneflower (echinacea), another might be Black-Eyed Susan (Perennial Plant of the Year for 1999) and another might be lavender which happens to be 1999 Herb of the Year. These should do well in all of those areas, but the Black-eyed Susan would be the easiest to start from seed.

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