Planting Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Ellington, NY
Question by drinkmilk
August 18, 2000
When is the best time to plant perennial seeds such as black-eyed susans, coreopsis, cone flowers, ect.? Someone told me to plant the seeds in the garden in the fall so they will go thru a freezing spell. I also will have a greenhouse, and am wondering if I should wait until early spring and get them started in pots.


Image
Answer from NGA
August 18, 2000

0

Coneflowers and blackeyed susans and lance leafed coreopsis may germinate without a cold stratification period and so could be started almost any time. In some cases however they will not germinate and so a few weeks of cold chilling can be used to jump start them. In nature they will self sow during the summer, but as a gardener the choice is up to you. They will reach a larger size and possibly bloom sooner if planted during the summer and given that extra few months of growth.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Rose Mind Games"