Friday, November 26, 2010

Dwarf annuals

When seed racks are reasonably full during the spring and summer, I browse for dwarf varieties of annuals to grow indoors during the winter. When making a selection I look for varieties that do not exceed twelve inches in height, so that they conform to the size of the other plants growing in my systems.

According to the package the calendula above is a cultivar named Sunshades Mix , however I can not find one reference to this cultivar online.

I was totally amazed when I looked at the date that I started the seeds, as the plant flowered in only seven weeks. This variety will definitely be included when I start seeds for our outdoor annual garden in early spring.

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