Top 5 AmeriSeed flowers to sow this spring

Finally, the days are getting longer and warmer. Spring is here. Now is the time to sow AmeriSeed Marigolds, Vinca, Zinnia and Petunia seeds. Here is AmeriSeed's top 5 picks for flowers this Spring:

1. African/American Marigolds – “Little Ducks Orange F1”
A naturally dwarf variety with huge, orange flowers. Little Duck Orange is genetically compact, Flowers sit on top of dark green foliage. This marigold has tube shaped, tightly clustered petals and is suitable for pots, beds and mass plantings. Extremely heat, disease and humidity tolerant and available in 2 colours: Orange and Yellow.

  • Plant Height:  8”
  • Plant Width: 7-8”
  • Flower size: 2-3”  
  • Time to Flowering: 40 days

2. Vinca: “Mega Bloom Polka Dot F1”
The hearty Mega Bloom Vinca series has been bred to withstand heat and humidity without succumbing to disease. Polka Dot excels in that area and sports huge showy flowers on full, vigorous plants that stay tidy and compact all Summer long. The leaves of Mega Bloom Polka Dot stay a vivid green color all season resulting in large healthy plants all summer into early Fall. Each large bloom of 3”- 4” has attractive overlapping petals in snowy white with a bright pink eye. Growers, gardeners and landscapers will benefit from the early bloom time, greenhouse compactness and plant uniformity. Available in 16 colors.

  • Plant Height   9-8”
  • Plant Width: 11-12”
  • Flower size: 3”
  • Time to flowering: 70 days
  • Available in 16 colors

3. Zinnia Elegans – “Holi Scarlet F1”
This beautiful Zinnia elegans is named after the famous Indian “Holi” Festival of Colors due to its vibrant colors. It is an “excellent flower” because of the bright solid colors, size, and number of blooms as well as the “doubleness” and disease resistance. “Holi Scarlet” keeps producing fresh, colourful blooms all season long, through heat, rain, humidity, and drought. Uniform and compact mounding plants will make a stunning mass planting of vibrantly colored deep red flowers attracting in both people and pollinators. Available in 5 colors. “Holi” is and outstanding container and bedding plant.

  • Plant Height: 7-8”
  • Plant Width: 8-9”
  • Flower size: 3’
  • Time to flowering: 65 days

4. African/American Marigold – “Big Duck Gold F1”
“Big Duck” Gold sports very large golden-yellow flowers that continue blooming throughout the season. These semi-dwarf marigolds begin the season putting energy into establishing a solid, healthy plant with clean, deep-green foliage. Then, when they start blooming, watch out! Full, “plump” blooms top the 15” plants and continue blooming all through the season. You’ll want to use these marigolds everywhere: beds and containers; landscapes as mini hedges, back of the border plants, or even as a filler in newly planted perennial beds. “Big Ducks are a superior replacement to the “Lady” and “Inca” series and are available in 3 colors: Gold, Yellow, Orange.

  • Plant Height:  15”
  • Plant Width: 11-12”
  • Flower size: 3-4”
  • Time to Flowering: 48 days

5. Salvia Splendens – Solar Red
Salvia Splendens “Solar Red” is the most heat tolerant, compact variety and is well suited to pack culture with glorious outdoor bedding and garden performance. “Solar Red” is very strong and does not easily fade under hot conditions. The deep flower color is complemented by dark green foliage. The plants produce many compact spikes and do not stretch in hot conditions.

  • Plant Height:  11-12”
  • Plant Width: 11-12”
  • Spike length: 5-6”
  • Time to flowering: 60 days

For more information:
AmeriSeed
www.ameriseed.net


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