Ed Hume Seeds

Shade Garden Mix


Annuals & Perennials - Height Varies from 1 to 4 feet

This easy to grow mixture of annuals and perennials was carefully selected to provide season long color in hard to landscape partial shaded beds, borders or the north side of buildings and fences. Plants will provide an interesting array of color and diversity of flower forms throughout the growing season. Perennial varieties will live over winter providing some color for years to come. Included among other varieties may be Alyssum, Babysbreath, Clarkia, Coleus, Columbine, Echinacea, Forget-Me-Not, Foxglove, Impatiens, Linaria, Nemophila, Pansy, Primrose and Viola.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seeds directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed. For earlier blossoms sow seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before last frost. Cover seeds with 1/16 inch fine soil.

THINNING & TRANSPLANTING: When seedlings are about 2 inches tall thin or transplant to about 12 inches apart.

GERMINATION: 1 to 3 weeks depending upon variety. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Select a partially shaded 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 in to a depth of 1/16 inch. Firm soil down and water carefully. Water when necessary and feed every 4 to 6 weeks. Remove old flowers to stimulate new blossoms.


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