Plant It in April

Spring planting for summer color

In April, spring is in full swing. It´s time to get seed sown for summer annuals and started for fall color. Many areas of the country are long past their last frost, so time is of the essence where transplanting and plant division are concerned.

Check the Zone Map and Frost Dates for your region.


SOW IN OPEN GROUND - Ageratum, Amaranthus, Alonsoa, Alyssum, Anagallis, Anemone, Arctotis, Baileya, Bloomeria, Brachycome, Browallis, Calendula, Calliopsis, Canterburybells, Carnation, Celosia, Centaurea, Callistephus, Charieis, Clarkia, Collinsia, Coreopsis, Cosmos, Cynoglossum, Dahlberg Daisy, Dahlia, Diascia, Dimorphotheca, Emilia, Eschscholtzia, Euphorbia, Exacum, Flax, Forget-me-not, Gaillardia, Gilia, Gomphrena, Gourds, Gypsophila, Hunnemannia, Immortelle, Impatiens, Kochia, Larkspur, Linaria, Lobelia, Lonas, Madiera-vine, Nemophila, Nicotiana, Periwinkle, Petunia, Phlox, Pinks, Poppies, Portulaca, Pueraria, Quamoclit, Salpiglossis, Salvia, Scabiosa, Schizanthus, Stocks, Strawflower, Tithonia, Torenia, Verbena, Zinnia.

SEED IN FLATS - Ageratum, Antirrhinum, Begonia, Brawallia, Callistephus, Canterburybells, Celosia, Cineraria, Gaillardia, Gerbera, Geum, Lobelia, Nemesia, Nicotiana, Peppers, Petunia, Portulaca, Salvia, Torenia, Zinnia.

PLANTS - Alternanthera, Amaranthus, Begonia, Brachycome, Calendula, Calliopsis, Callistephus, Centaurea, Chrysanthemum, Coreopsis, Cosmos, Cynoglossum, Delphinium, Diascia, Exacum, Gerberia, Geum, Gypsophila, Heliotrope, Immortelle, Impatiens, Lobelia, Marigold, Mallow, Mimulus, Nemesia, Nicotiana, Oenothera, Periwinkle, Petunia, Phlox, Salvia, Schizanthus, Stevia, Stocks, Stokesia, Streptocarpus, Thalictrum, Thrachelium, Verbena, Zinnia.

BULBS-CORMS-TUBERS - Achimenes, Acidanthera, Anomatheca, Caladium, Canna, Clivia, Colocasia, Crinum, Dahlia, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Gloriosa, Gloxinia, Madiera-vine, Polianthes, Tuberus Begonia, Schizostylis, Sisyrinchium, Tigridia, Watsonia, Water-lily, Zephranthes.


START SEEDS INDOORS - Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Basil.

START SEEDS OUTDOORS - Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Early Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chives, Celery, Dill, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mache, Oriental greens, Peas, Potatoes (tubers), Spinach, Sunchoke, Swiss Chard, Turnips.

PLANT STARTS - Artichoke, Broccoli, Cabbages (early), Cauliflower, Celery, Collard greens, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Salad Greens, Swiss Chard.

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