Annuals forum: What are your best annual reseeders?

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 23, 2016 12:01 PM CST
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coreopsis
This time of year my garden is full of annuals that re seed
almost like having perennials
The coreopsis above was originally a red midget , but after several years of wild reseeding I get all kinds of great color.

The garden is full of sunflowers
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snow on the mountian

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Morning glory


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So what is in your garden?
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Aug 29, 2016 8:53 PM CST
That dark red coreopsis Lovey dubby
My blue blizzard morning glory:
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 30, 2016 5:05 AM CST
Nice color
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 30, 2016 5:46 AM CST
I have a lot but the best one is celosia Thumbs up
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 30, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Have two plants in my garden and I haven't planted seeds or have any plants in about 5 years
Must bee old seed that had just the right conditions.

What else come back reliably for you?
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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Aug 30, 2016 2:43 PM CST
cosmos,larkspur,poppies,gaillardia

mycroppinp
Aug 30, 2016 6:39 PM CST
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Calendula

Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 30, 2016 6:54 PM CST
Morning glories...some people hate them but I adore them nodding


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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Aug 30, 2016 8:31 PM CST
How can you not like morning glories? Thumbs up
Name: Aaron Jeeper
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Sep 1, 2016 8:31 AM CST
Who knew that annuals reseeded??? I love it.. now i need to learn more about this...
My dog's name is Piper and i have a wife + 2 kids. What else am i supposed to type here?
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Sep 1, 2016 3:33 PM CST
Yes many annuals reseed . I find they do well if there is not too much mulch. I think they need some soil to seed contact.
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Bachelors buttons and catchfly
both come up well in the potted area

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the alpine catchfly came up too thick in this pot but made a nice display.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 9, 2016 6:29 AM CST
This year there are not many annuals ready to reseed, and we are near to frost time.
Other years have been better for annuals to reseed.
Most of the seeds are coming from biennials and perennials this year.
Sweet William, Siberian wallflower, peach leaf bell flowers.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Sep 9, 2016 7:51 AM CST
With a shorter season do you just have to purchase seeds and then sow in the summer?
Like for bachelors buttons or poppies and such.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 9, 2016 9:18 AM CST
Bachelor Buttons will reseed.
I did a slow walk around and here are the reseeders.
Not all will reseed,but if I collect the seeds---I can reseed them in spring.
Borage reseeds and comes up every where.
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California poppies occasionally reseed themselves, but I save seeds and reseed in early spring.

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Phacelia tanecetifolia reseeds everywhere on its own.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 9, 2016 9:25 AM CST
Continuing-
Phacelia campanularia has to be seeded every spring, although the odd one will show up on its own. Not a reliable reseeder here.
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Cleome serrulata occasionally reseeds itself, but I save seeds and sow in early spring.

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Dwarf Bachelor Buttons are better if sown in early spring as they are not reliable reseeders.

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Mimulus will occasionally reseed itself, but I collect the seeds and start under lights in house.

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Sep 9, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Those Dwarf bachelor buttons look interesting . How tall are they?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 10, 2016 10:45 AM CST
They are only 10 or 12 inches tall here.
I like them because they are not as floppy as the regular Bachelor Buttons.

The tall strain I get from Select Seeds is called Emperor Wiliam and is a good deep blue.

Sorry----getting the strains mixed up.
The dwarf one that is good blue comes from Stokes Seeds.
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Name: Dee Moore
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DomehomeDee
Sep 10, 2016 11:15 AM CST
California poppies, Mexican milkweed, Calendula, Gaillardia, Feverfew.
I used to have more; Lion's Tail, Persian poppies and Rose campion, but I'm just too good a weeder sometimes, LOL.
I had a nice returning Cosmos patch until the birds finally ate ALL the seeds one year.

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California Poppies

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Feverfew


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Yellow Asclepias curassavica (mexican milkweed)
Name: Dee Moore
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DomehomeDee
Sep 10, 2016 7:26 PM CST
Well that's interesting. I just bought a pack of snow-on-the-mountain seeds. I thought Euphorbias were perennials, at least all the ones I have are. So I guess I'll need to treat these a little differently than I thought. They sure are pretty and I bet the wildlife will leave them alone too. I have deer, rabbits, gophers, wood rats, tree rats, and mice all eating my garden up. The plants that do best are non-edible.
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 13, 2016 8:39 PM CST
Butterfly weed gets on my lawn, beds, and everywhere.
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