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Spring 2018 Featured Flower Seeds

| 3/7/2018 1:44:00 PM

The best gardens are blooming with colors of spring and summer flowers that you have planted and grown with your own hands. While there are hundreds of varieties of flower seeds available in store and online this upcoming season, these few breeds will be flying off the shelves as the best and brightest seeds of the season.

flowerAllium Millennium

The Perennial Plant Association has selected the Allium Millennium as the 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year, and it is easy to see why. These lavender globe-shaped flowers from Wayside Gardens bloom by the dozens, and grow during the late summer months, giving your garden one last flare of color before the colder weather begins to arrive. This breed brings with it a dense bouquet of dark green stems, topped with vivid purple blooms bobbing in the wind.

The flower heads bloom perfectly round, each reaching about a 2-inch diameter orb of fluffed purple florets tinged with red coloring. It also has a bit of the typical Allium scent, which wards off rabbits and other fuzzy creatures form nibbling on your garden. However, bees and butterflies will find the find the blooms enticing, and will be flapping and buzzing around your garden until the summer is over.

flowerZinnia, ‘Forecast’

This new zinnia seed from Burpee is a long-lasting breed that will bring striking summer colors to your garden all season long. These annual plants bloom purple, pink, orange, salmon, yellow and cream petals, with an average diameter of 2- to 3-inches.

The ‘Forecast’ zinnia is mildew resistant, making it an ideal flower choice for damper regions such as the Pacific Northwest or Canada. It can be grown indoors and transplanted outside after frost, giving you a head start at growing these beauties and giving your home a little color in the meantime. Zinnias attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, so your garden will always be full of wildlife activity that is beneficial.

flower‘La Park’ Floribunda Rose

Named after the original headquarters of Park Seed Company for their 150th anniversary, the ‘La Park’ Floribunda Rose will be another big seller this season. Park Seed is honoring their company roots by introducing a rose that combines the best of old and new in glorious double-flowered blossoms.

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