12 Best Flowers

to Start From Seed

While blue is the color most commonly associated with bachelor’s button, it's also available in red, pink, and purple.

Bachelor’s Button  (Centaurea cyanus)

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These cheerful, funnel-shaped flowers in yellow, orange, and red are easy to propagate and grow.

Nasturtium  (Tropaeolum majus)

A cool-season flower, sweet alyssum seeds should be sown in the garden immediately after the final frost, germinating in as few as 4 days for spring blooms.

Sweet Alyssum  (Lobularia maritima)

Seeds should be soaked before planting directly in the garden after the last frost. For earlier blooming, start seeds indoors.

Four O’Clock (Mirabilis jalapa)

They need full sun and rich, moist, well-drained soil to produce loads of pink, red, purple, white, blue, and peach flowers, which make a lovely addition to cut bouquets.

Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus)

This white-petaled beauty is deer-resistant, drought-resistant, and rarely troubled by pests or disease.

Shasta Daisy  (Leucanthemum superbum)

Considered a flowering succulent, moss rose is ideal for sunny spots with poor or sandy soil.

Moss Rose  (Portulaca grandiflora)

They can tolerate most growing conditions, other than poorly draining soil and too much sun.

Columbine (Aquilegia)

Profuse bloomers, they prefer full sun to partial shade, with moderately moist soil with lots of organic matter.

Calendula  (Calendula officinalis)

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