Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Late Summer Planting Perennial Seeds. 8.21.26
These are perennals for next year if they grow. I bought seeds for Echinacea - both the wildflower species and the hybrid "Warm summer". The hybrid had all of 10 seeds in the packet, but I don't need more than that anyway. There is also hybrid Lychnis, unnamed Rudbeckia species, Asclepias tuberosa, and a hybrid perennial hibiscus.
I could have planted these in the garden row, but containers give me something to putter with, and I don't have to decide whether germinating seedlings are weeds vs. ornamentals. The seedling medium is old but hopefully sterile.
Most of these should germinate in 2 to 4 weeks. It's warm to hot outside, so not using a warming mat.