Ed Hume Seeds

Perennial Garden Mix


Perennials-Permanent Plants - Height Varies from 1 to 4 feet

This mixture was carefully selected to provide year after year, of uninterrupted color in ever changing patterns, spring through fall. The varieties are easy to grow, flower generously, tolerate neglect and multiply without being coaxed. Their long life will save the time, labor, and expense of replanting every year and provide an excellent framework around which to plant annuals. Included among other varieties may be Lupine, Gloriosa and Shasta Daisies, Iceland Poppy, Hollyhock, Delphinium, Columbine, Wallflower, Coreopsis and Gaillardia.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seeds directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed. For earlier blossoms, sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost. Can also be sown during the summer for blooms the following year. Cover seed with 1/8 inch fine soil.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When seedlings are about 2 inches tall, thin or transplant to about 12-18 inches apart.

GERMINATION: varies from 1 to 4 weeks depending on variety. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Select a sunny location with well drained soil. Cultivate soil and rake smooth. Scatter seeds over planting area. Mix with sand or other soil for greater coverage. Lightly rake seed into a depth of 1/8. inch. Firm soil down and water carefully. Fertilize every spring, pick or shear back flowers to prolong blooming period.


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