Planting Dates – Flowers

Flowers-Indoor Culture:

Compost: 4 parts rotted sod, 2 parts leaf mould and 1 part sand.

Variety Brandon Inside Planting Dates Distance Apart
DWARF: For edging, beds, borders, and rockeries. Best in front.
Adonis aestivalis April 1 6 – 8″
Ageratum spp. March 15 6 – 8″
Alyssum April 1 – 15 (or outside) 6 – 8″
Anagallis April 1 6 – 8″
Antirrhinum Dwarf March 1 – 15 10 – 12″
Antirrhinum Rock Hybrids February 1 – March 1 6 – 8″
Balsam, Bush Flowered April 1 12 – 18″
Begonia Semperflorens Tubers April 1 12 – 14″
Begonia Semperflorens Seed March 1 12 – 14″
Celosia cristata April 1 6 – 8″
Delphinium Tom Thumb April 1 10 – 12″
Dianthus, annual March 1 – 15 10 – 12″
Felicia April 1 (or outside) 10 – 12″
Layia April 1 6 – 8″
Lobelia April 1 (or outside) 6 – 8″
Marigold Dwarf April 1 12 – 14″
Matricaria March 15 6 – 8″
Nemesia nana compacta February 15 – March 15 10 – 12″
Nemophila March 15 – April 1 6 – 8″
Nierembergia April 1 8 – 10″
Pansies and Violas April 1 10 – 12″
Petunia nana compacta April 1 12 – 14″
Salvia, Blaze of Fire March 1 10 – 12″
Sanvitalia March 1 10 – 12″
Schizanthus April 1 (or outside) 10 – 12″
Sweet William, annual March 1 10 – 12″
Sweet Wivelsfield March 1 10 – 12″
Tagetes signata pumila April 1 (or outside) 10 – 12″
MEDIUM: Mid-ground in border
Acroclinium April 1 12 – 14″
Alonsoa April 1 12 – 14″
Anagalis April 1 12 – 14″
Anchusa capensis April 1 12 – 14″
Aquilegia April 1 (or outside) 16 – 18″
Balsam March 1 12 – 14″
Begonia tubers March 1 – April 1 12 – 14″
Begonia seed March 1 – 15 12 – 14″
Browallia February 1 – March 1 10 – 12″
Campanula, annual April 1 16 – 18″
Celosia plumosa February 15 – 20 10 – 12″
China asters April 1 12 – 14″
Cuphea April 1 (or outside) 12 – 14″
Diascia April 1 (or outside) 10 – 12″
Didiscus or Trachymene April 1 12 – 14″
Eryngium March 20 12 – 14″
Gaillardia April 1 (or outside) 16 – 18″
Heliotrope April 1 12 – 14″
Hunnemannia April 1 12 – 14″
Marigolds April 1 12 – 14″
Martynia April 1 16 – 18 “
Myosotis April 1 10 – 12 “
Pentstemon February 15 – 20 12 – 14″
Phlox Drummondi April 1 (or outside) 10 – 12″
Rudbeckia April 1 (or outside) 14 – 18″
Salvia April 1 14 – 18″
Stocks (ten-weeks) March 1 – April 1 12 – 14″
Verbena March 15 – April 1 12 – 14″
TALL: Adapted to rear of border.
Asclepias April 1 14 – 18″
Asters, tall April 1 14 – 18″
Canna March 15 14 – 18″
Coreopsis or Calliopsis April 1 (or outside) 14 – 18″
Cosmos April 1 (or outside) 14 – 18″
Datura April 1 (or outside) 18 – 24″
Dahlia seed March 5 30″
Dianthus heddewigi April 1 12 – 14″
Gladiolus (not recommended) April 1 12 – 14″
Helichrysum April 1 (or outside) 18 – 20″
Hollyhock, annual March 1 – 15 18 – 24″
Hollyhock, annual double March 1 18 – 24″
Larkspurs March 1 – April 1 (or outside) 14 – 18″
Malope April 1 (or outside) 20 – 24″
Marigolds, giant April 1 20 – 24″
Mirabilis April 1 (or outside) 24″
Nicotiana April 1 18 – 24″
Ricinus April 1 (or outside) 24 – 36″
Salpiglossis April 1 14 – 18″
Tagetes erecta April 1 14 – 18″
Tithonia speciosa March 15 – April 1 18 – 24″
Statice sinuta March 15 12 – 14″
Zinnia April 1 (or outside) 14 -18″