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As a comment about Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile), kqcrna wrote:

These cute little annuals make the perfect plant to tuck into empty spots in my garden. They bloom profusely with tiny sky blue flowers (not purple). They grow in shade or with a fair amount of sun, and those in sun stand up better while those in shade tend to flop over.

It is a polite reseeder in my yard, never invasive, and it wintersows well.
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
May 27, 2012 6:47 PM CST
Karen, I wintersowed the Chinese Forget-me-not this winter and they became invasive. Guess we had a lot of wind after they were planted in the flowerbed..I ripped them out and gave some to my gardening friend who asked for them. I loved their color but their stems were long and lanky. Disappointed..

What is the purpose of the lists feature on ATP? Is it used mainly for the gardener to know what they planted, when and where? Or is it used like Gardenweb..Available for trade or what people want from others in trade?
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
May 28, 2012 4:22 AM CST
Both Pippi. You can make an inventory of your plants, list what is available to trade. Go play with it for a few minutes, it's pretty cool.

Karen
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
May 28, 2012 6:16 AM CST
The tall ones can be beautiful...

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they did best for me when direct sown in late summer/ fall. they sprout and overwinter as seedlings, then take off in spring.

karen
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
May 28, 2012 6:43 AM CST
I love the larkspurs but I need to make sure that Mine are planted more in back of border. Found some dwarf larkspur seeds at T's Flowers and things that I want to order. I never realized the larkspurs would get so tall, they sure are pretty in the mixed colors..love the blue and pink ones. Can they be cut back when they are starting to get tall, and will they regrow and rebloom? Have you ever had luck transplanting the seedlings when they are about a foot or less to another location and have them to survive? I'm very tempted to trying them..guess it is one way to find out, huh?
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
May 28, 2012 8:56 AM CST
just be very careful. they have a big tap root.

and if you have the heat we have now (temps in the 90s), transplanting is tough on a plant.

their tallest center stem blooms first, if deadheaded side shoots bloom after. they'll give you flowers for months.

karen

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