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10 Easiest Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed

There are so many beautiful flowers that grow well during the cooler temperatures of mild winters, but buying several transplants for flowers can be expensive. Luckily, many flowers grow well from seeds planted directly in the garden. In this post, I’ll share my favorite cool-season flowers to plant from seed.

Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed

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10 Easiest Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed

10 Easiest Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed

Calendula

Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed
  • Edible; medicinal uses.
  • Reseeds easily.
  • Early bloomer.
  • Often grown as a trap crop for aphids. 
  • Keep deadheaded to encourage blooms. 

Read this article for more information about how to grow calendula.

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10 Easiest Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed Calendula

Cornflower (Bachelor Buttons)

Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed
  • Reseeds easily.
  • Good cut flower.
  • Many colors are available.
  • Easy to grow. 
  • Keep deadheaded to encourage blooms. 

Read this article for more information about how to grow bachelor buttons.

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10 Easiest Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed Bachelor Buttons

Marigold

Cool Season Hardy Annual Flowers for Arizona
  • Good companion plant in the garden.
  • Reseeds easily.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Needs regular water. 
  • Cutting central stem early produces fuller branching stems. 
  • Keep deadheaded to encourage blooms. 

This article shares more information about how to grow marigolds.

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10 Easiest Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed Marigold

Hollyhock

Cool Season Hardy Annual Flowers for Arizona
  • Cottage garden favorite.
  • Many hollyhocks are biennials that grow strong root systems and foliage the first year. In the second year, they send up flowering shoots that produce seeds and then die.

This article shares more information about how to grow hollyhocks

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Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed Hollyhock

Nasturtium

Cool Season Hardy Annual Flowers for Arizona
  • Edible.
  • Good companion and trap crop.
  • Overly-rich soil results in fewer blooms.
  • Reseeds readily. 

This article shares more information about how to grow nasturtiums.

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Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed nasturtium

Poppy

How to Grow Poppies: 8 Tips for Growing Poppies
  • Many different varieties (California, Shirley, Iceland).
  • Reseeds easily.
  • Seed pods are beautiful.
  • Needs regular water.
  • Easy to grow. 

Read this article for more information about how to grow poppies

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Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed
California poppy and linaria

Strawflower

Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed
  • Cutting central stem early produces fuller branching stems. 
  • Keep deadheaded to encourage blooms. 
  • Good cut flower.
  • Excellent for drying.

This article shares more information about how to grow strawflowers

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10 Easiest Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed

Sweet Peas

Cool-Season Flowers That Love Mild Winters
  • Prefer rich soil.
  • Need regular water.
  • Provide support or trellis for growing plants. 

Read this article for more information about how to grow sweet peas.

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10 Easiest Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed sweet peas

Alyssum

Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed
  • If planted from seed, thin seedlings.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Grows well in the sun or part shade.
  • Reseeds easily. 

This article shares more information about how to grow alyssum.

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10 Easiest Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed alyssum

Larkspur

Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed
  • Wildflower; reseeds heavily.
  • Several colors.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Attracts hummingbirds.

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10 Easiest Cool-Season Flowers to Plant From Seed larkspur

Other cool-season flowers to plant from seed include African daisy, flax, and forget-me-not.


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Which cool-season flowers to plant from seed are you going to plant this fall? Let me know in the comments.


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