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Easy Perennial and Biennial Flowers from Seed

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender June 22, 2012 Posted Tags: , , , , , , Comment 1 Comment

We are nearly in the last week of June and this is a great time to sow seeds of perennial and biennial flowers. If your not sure of the difference between perennial and biennial, here is the answer. Perennial means that the plant grows in it's first year,  [ sometimes even flowering ] then lives for a number years, flowering each year. They often shrink down to a low clump that lies sleeping over the winter, then grows up again each spring. Some flowers like Aquilegia, may only last a few years, others like Oriental Poppies and Delphiniums can last for decades. Biennial means the plant grows in it's first year, putting on leaves and green growth, then flowering in it's second year, setting seed, then dying. They can sometimes be encouraged to grow for another year if the flower spik

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