Answer: Marigolds are a common, easy-to-grow flower to use in experiments. However, you may not have enough time to actually get flowers--my reference says they will reach maturity in about 11 weeks. Morning glory 'Heavenly Blue' is said to reach maturity in 6 to 8 weeks, so that might be a better choice. Morning glory is a vine, so you'd need to provide some supports for it to climb. And still it's very possible you won't get any flowers--Feb. 10 is just about 7 weeks away. If you choose morning glories, soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours before planting to hasten germination. <br><br>Beans aren't quite as exciting as flowers, but they may be a more reliable choice, given the time constraints. <br><br>You can purchase seeds from Burpee by calling 800-888-1447.
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