Echinacea
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Echinacea

One of the best flowers for attracting butterflies, purple coneflower is easy to grow and adds color to the late summer landscape. Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Maturity: 90-120…

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Delphinium
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Delphinium

Showy spikes and beautiful blooms make growing delphinium worth the challenge. Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Maturity: 85-125 days from seed to flower Height: 2 to 6 feet Spacing: 12 to 36 inches…

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Daisy
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Daisy

The easy-to-grow perennial daisy comes in more types and colors than just the classic white-petaled, yellow-eyed Shasta. Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Maturity: 90-120 days from seed to flower…

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Dahlia
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Dahlia

Plant a rainbow of color by growing dahlias, a stunning garden favorite. Sunlight: Full sun Maturity: 8 weeks from planting to bloom Height: 3-5 feet Spacing: 9-12 inches…

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California Poppy
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California Poppy

Wispy, bright California poppies conserve water and provide a spectacular display of long-lasting colors. Sunlight: Full sun Maturity: 55-75 days from seed to flower Height: 4 to 12 inches Spacing: 4 to…

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Calendula
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Calendula

Glorious and edible, this easy-to-grow, bold annual with orange and yellow blossoms lasts all summer. Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Maturity: 45-60 days from seed to flower Height: 18…

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Begonia
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Begonia

With beautiful flowers and foliage, growing begonias are a perfect choice for shady areas. Sunlight: Shade, no full sun Maturity: 3-4 months from planting to bloom Height: 6-18…

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Bachelor Button
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Bachelor Button

A star-shaped annual that’s happy almost everywhere, Bachelor Button looks good behind borders, in arrangements and, of course, worn as boutonnieres! Sunlight: Full sun Maturity: 80-95 days from seed to…

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Saving Flower Seeds
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Saving Flower Seeds

Collect your own flower seed for planting next year. Here’s how. Oneof the last — and most meaningful — end-of-season tasks is saving flower seeds for planting next…

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Fall Planting, Spring Color
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Fall Planting, Spring Color

Plant tulip, crocus, daffodil bulbs in autumn and have a burst of color in your landscape come spring. Now’s the time to divide perennials, if you haven’t done…

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