6 Easy Flowers to Grow From Seeds

Are you passionate about gardening but are tired of buying new plants whenever you want to multiply them?

Well, one of the fulfilling activities of any gardener is watching their plants grow from seeds to blooming with beautiful flowers. 

The ideal time for growing flowers from their seeds is during spring. However, not all plants will give you an easy time growing them from seeds. And this can be frustrating to beginners. To make it easy for you, here are the six easiest flowering plants that anyone can grow from seeds.

California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica)

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They are native to the western side of the United States but can be grown in almost any garden. The plant has gray-green leaves and flowers that are typically orange or yellow. They are easier to grow and can flower for several months. California poppies attract bees and other pollinators to your garden.

Sow the seeds in early spring after the last frost date for your area. You may sow them directly into your garden bed or start them indoors about six weeks before transplanting them outside. These flowering plants can reach heights of up to two feet. They are drought tolerant and do well in poor soil conditions.

Alyssum

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This flower is perfect for hanging baskets, window boxes, and even rock gardens. Alyssum flowers are also great for bees and butterflies! The sweet scent of this flower is a big bonus; it will help entice pollinators to visit your garden. Alyssum flowers come in pink, red, white, and violet. 

Alyssum seeds are tiny. Sow them indoors during early spring, take them outdoors after the frost, and maintain moist soil. They can take 15-20 days to germinate.

Nasturtium

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Nasturtiums are great for growing around vegetables or herbs. They attract aphids away from those plants by emitting an aroma that attracts aphids. They’re available in shades of orange, yellow, red, and cream.

Nasturtiums seeds have a hard seed coat. Let the seeds soak in water for 12-24 hours before sowing them to break their dormancy. This flower variety grows well in sunny and well moist soil conditions. They can get to a size of around 2 feet tall.  

Petunias

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Petunias are among the most famous flowers in America. They are easy to grow, and they can bloom all summer long. Petunias come in different colors, from white to red to purple. They make excellent hanging baskets or bedding plants.

Petunias are easy to grow, and they are pests resistant. Sow the seeds indoors from late February to early March. They can take about 15 days or less to start germinating. Petunias may take another two to three weeks to be ready for transplanting into their permanent home.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

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This flower is also referred to as a pot marigold, although it’s not a marigold at all. It’s an easy flower to grow from seed, and it has a variety of uses. This flowering plant bears bright yellow to deep orange blooms. They are perfect choices for containers or edging plants.

You can choose to sow them directly into the garden. Alternatively, you can plant the seeds indoors as you wait for the last frost to pass. They love moist but well-draining soils. If your region is too hot, provide them a shade during the afternoons. 

Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

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Zinnias are another favorite species grown by gardeners everywhere. They’re easy flowers to grow from seed and come in a wide range of colors and heights. Zinnias are available in both single and double blooms. Be sure to check the flower type on the seed packet before purchasing seeds.

You can sow zinnias seeds directly into the garden, provided the last frost date has passed. Once they grow, deadhead spent flowers to stimulate the plant to produce more flowers. 

Conclusion

Most gardeners have the perception that growing flowers from seeds is donkey work. However, it should not be so. Pick the easiest plants to grow from seeds and make your garden colorful by sowing easy-to-grow flowers from seeds. Subscribe to our blog for more gardening tips.

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