Wildflowers forum: Are you sowing any new wildflowers this year?

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 10, 2013 11:08 AM CST
If so, which ones?



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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Feb 11, 2013 9:06 AM CST

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I have started seeds of;

Wild Blue Indigo, Baptisia australis; http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BAAU

New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus; http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CEAM

Engelman's Sage, Salvia engelmannii; http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SAEN2

Prairie Foxglove, Penstemon cobaea ; http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PECO4

Pale Coneflower, Echinacea pallida; http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ECPA

I have also started a few others, but those are ones I am most excited about.

Has anyone else started plants also?

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 11, 2013 9:54 AM CST
I will be direct sowing several kinds of clover as well as several different varieties of wild violets. Also starting or sowing:

Agastache rupestris
Amorpha canescens
Baptisia alba (Wild white indigo)
Anaphalis margaritacea (Pearly Everlasting)
Angelica
Asclepias verticillata
Asclepias viridis
Eryngium yuccafolium
Asclepias exaltata
Ballota nigra (Black horehound)
Orlaya grandiflora
Salvia sclarea
Silphium perfoliatum
Tansy
Verbesina virginica (Frostweed) Green Grin!
Golden Alexanders
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Feb 11, 2013 11:41 AM CST

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Wow!! that is quite a collection, please let us know what works and what doesn't. I will try to report on mine also.
It is always to try new things, and so exciting too!! Smiling
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SongofJoy
Feb 11, 2013 11:47 AM CST
Well, I have the seeds. Let's put it that way. Green Grin! My list is ambitious and a best case scenario. We'll see what happens
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Feb 14, 2013 12:08 PM CST

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Every year I am sowing seeds of natives and wildflowers. They are so interesting to sow and sometimes quite a challege to figure out what wakes the seeds up.

Although not actually a wildflower, I trying to grow Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana) for the second time. http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=DITE3

Also have sown seeds of Echinacea purpurea, the plain ol' purple cone flower, wish I could get this one to come back on its own year after year.

and, Liatris, Blazing Star.

I have so many seeds that I didn't get around to sowing last fall. Not sure but some of them I will probably wait and try again this year.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Feb 14, 2013 1:16 PM CST

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Me too, I have so many seeds it makes it hard to decide, so I just plant the ones that I want the most. Smiling
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Feb 17, 2013 12:43 PM CST
Christine, Texas Persimmon germinates okay here...but it's slow-growing. Luckily, I already had one in yard that was a female, so it always produces fruit. There's other persimmons on the property, but they seldom bloom...either too shaded out or not female, I guess. I keep losing Echinaceas from time to time also. That's why there's none in the yard now. Not sure if I'm going to plant any new wildflower seeds this year. I am starting some Texas Milkweed and maybe some A. curassavica also, but that's not new. The Carolina Jessamine has started blooming a little outside.
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Feb 17, 2013 1:41 PM CST
I forgot. I did get some Linum lewisii seeds that I want to plant! I had a couple of plants before, but the drought must have finished them off.
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