Bloom Season: Year-round
Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade
Flower color: White, red, pink, cream, purple, lilac, yellow, peach.
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Comments: Moderate to regular water and good drainage. Do not over water in winter.
Key Feature: Showy Flowers
Cold Hardiness Zone: 2-7
Light needs: Full sun
Mature size: Fast growing, 8 to 10 in. tall and 12 to 24 in. wide.
Blooms: Spring through fall
Foliage Color: Green
PANSY 'Skyline Beaconfield'
Bloom Season: June to frost
Light Requirements: full sun to partial shade
Flower Color: rose, pink, blue
Height: 6 inches
Spacing: 6-12 inches
Comments:Remove faded flowers for continual blooming. Pansies are a cool season flower and heat will often reduce flowering.
How to grow: Plant in rich, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Grow in full sun. Space tall varieties 12 inches apart, small varieties 6
inches apart. Pinch tips of young plants to encourage branching. For cool season bloom, plant snapdragons in September to early October
Propagation: Germination takes an average of eight days at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. For early bloom, sow seeds indoors six to eight weeks before setting outdoors after last frost.
Uses: Use the tall varieties for the back of the floral border and for cut flowers. Short varieties are good in borders and as edgings.
How to Grow: Viola plants prefer cool to warm climates, and wilt a bit in mid-summer heat.
In warmer areas, we recommend partial shade. They tolerate a variety of soils. Add a general purpose fertilizer when planting them, then once a month after that. Once your Viola plants are established, they should grow well, even if left unattended. Soil should be moist, but not wet.
Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Keep them well weeded. Remove spent blooms to promote additional blooms, and extend the blooming period. This will also keep the appearance neat and beautiful.
Insect and Disease: Viola seldom have problems with insects and disease. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.
NICOTIANA ALATA 'Nicki Bright'
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Flower Color: Red
Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.
Comments: Plant seeds or plants only after soil has warmed. Fertilize
early and regularly. Some types seed themselves. All parts are poisonous
GOMPHERENA GLOBOSA 'Lavender Lady'
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Flower color: Lavender
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.
Comments: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. A delight in vases, holding its color even when dried.
At Flowercraft Garden Center, we have a great selection of annuals, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Our inventory consists of some of the most unusual and beautiful plants in San Francisco and the Bay Area.