• W. H. Perron

The month February sowing

Warning! The following list has been developed for Canadian gardeners, so for a climate where transplanting in the ground will take place in late May or early June. For readers who garden in more temperate regions, I suggest that you consult a specialist in your sector to know what to sow in February.


Latin name: Angelonia angustifolia

Elegant yet tough plants bring long-lasting color with very little maintenance. These look beautiful in mixed combos on the patio or create a soothing sea of soft color in the landscape. This heat-tolerant plants is a good replacement for alyssum and ageratum. Pelleted seed

Sowing month: 2 Temperature (°C): 23 Days germination: 4-5 Blooming: June to September Exposition: sun Spreading: 20-25 cm Height: 25-30 cm Soil: dry Usage: border plant, pot, patio container plant, flower bed, dry soil

Angeloia Serenita Pink



Latin name: Asarina scandens

This flower, sometimes called "Twining Snapdragon", features a dense screen of soft green leaves on a fast- growing vine, crowned with rich snapdragon-like trumpets of small pink, scarlet, violet and blue flowers. It takes 18 weeks from seeds to festive flowers that attract hummingbirds.

Sowing month: 2

Temperature (°C): 20

Days germination: 10-15

Blooming: May to October

Exposition: sun

Height: 350 cm

Usage: cut flower, hanging plant, climber

Asarina Climbing Mix



Latin name: Bidens aurea

Improved variety with golden yellow, 5 cm flowers on a compact plant.

Latin name: Bidens aurea

Improved variety with golden yellow, 5 cm flowers on a compact plant.

Sowing month: 2

Temperature (°C): 20

Days germination: 10

Blooming: July to September

Exposition: sun

Height: 45 cm Usage: hanging plant, flower bed, rock garden

Bidens Golden Eye Yellow


Canna Hyb. South Pacific™ series

Latin name: Canna x generalis

This series is more vigorous, more uniform, and has more basal branching than comparison cannas. Pollinator gardens will love this series of a canna that sports uniformly colour flowers over a long blooming period. This series is grown from seeds, not tubers, meaning less chance of succumbing to the disease.

Sowing month: 2

Temperature (°C): 24

Days germination: 14-21

Blooming: June to September

Exposition: sun

Height: 60-80 cm

Soil: moist

Usage: flower bed, border plant,

Canna Hyb. South Pacific™ series Scarlet


Dusty Miller

Latin name: Senecio cineraria

Its silver-dusted, intricately defined leaves are a dramatic addition to your garden, especially among brightly coloured annuals.

Sowing month: 2-4

Temperature (°C): 20

Days germination: 14

Blooming: June to September

Exposition: sun

Height: 20 cm

Usage: border plant, flower bed, deer resistant

Dusty Miller Silver Dust


Cigar plant

Latin name: Cuphea ramosissima

Pink Shimmer is easily sown at home. An abundance of small flowers covers the delicate leaves all summer long. This showpiece is superb when in full bloom, even in hot weather, and requires no deadheading. Ideal in any arrangements. Multipellet seeds

Sowing month: 2

Temperature (°C): 22-25

Days germination: 4-5

Blooming: July to September

Exposition: sun, half-shade

Spreading: 30-45 cm

Height: 25-40 cm

Soil: dry, warm

Usage: rock garden, flower box / pot, dry soil, border plant

Cuphea Pink Shimmer



Latin name: Dichondra argentea

Distinct with its long silvery stems covered with small, elegant, rounded silver leaves, Dichondra displays vigorous growth and heat tolerance under full sun conditions. It is also a nice ground cover but requires well-drained soil; keep a 5-8 cm space between the plants.

Sowing month: 2

Temperature (°C): 22-24

Days germination: 4-7

Exposition: sun

Spreading: 90-120 cm

Height: 5-8 cm

Usage: ground cover, flower box / pot, hanging plant

Dichondra Silver Falls



Latin name: Gaura lindheimeri

All America and Fleuroselect winner, this little star sparkles in your garden! Sparkle White is a great summer performer that adds a touch of airiness to a border, in mass planting and patio containers. This first year flowering perennial in zone 5b presents earlier with a more uniform flowering. Thanks to its better branching habit, long panicles of 3.5 cm starry white flowers decorate the garden until fall.

Winner: AAS Flower Award Fleuroselect

Sowing month: 2

Temperature (°C): 21

Days germination: 5-6

Blooming: June to September

Exposition: sun

Height: 60-70 cm

Soil: Dry

Usage: flower box / pot, flower bed, dry soil

Gaura Sparkle White


Cape Daisy

Latin name: Osteospermum ecklonis

The osteospermum (or Cape daisy) is an asteracea native to South Africa. From a botanical point of view, it is a perennial, but as it hardly withstands temperatures below -4 / -5 ° C, it is generally cultivated by us as an annual...

It is a very flowering plant, which produces in quantity flowers similar to beautiful daisies, in shades of white, pink, mauve or orange, borne between 20 and 40 cm in height by rather dense and good-looking foliage.

It flowers continuously from May to October. If you live in a region with mild winters, you can also take advantage of its graphic foliage, which persists during the winter.

Sowing month: 2-3

Temperature (°C): 20

Days germination: 7-10

Blooming: June to October

Exposition: sun

Height: 25 cm

Soil: well-drained

Usage: border plant, flower bed

Ostéospermum Akila Daisy White



Latin name: Vinca rosea

Also known as "Madagascar Periwinkle". Trouble-free, easily grown plants do well, where most other annuals would die of heat and pollution. DO NOT overwater these plants and give them heat.

Variety description: «All America» winner. A burgundy halo surrounding a large white center makes a vivid contrast for this bicolored bloom, quite spectacular in a garden or patio containers. Heat and drought tolerant, it requires little water. Quite carefree and known as the sun's Impatiens.

Sowing month: 2

Temperature (°C): 26

Days germination: 18

Blooming: June to September

Exposition: sun

Height: 25-35 cm

Soil: dry

Usage: border plant, container, flower bed, hanging plant, rock garden

Pervenche Pacifica Burgundy Halo


Ornamental Pepper

Latin name: Capsicum annuum

Onyx Red is a stunning plant that steals the show! This compact, well-branched ornamental pepper is adorned with eye-catching dark black foliage which contrasts with tons of shiny red fruits by the end of July. It is an ideal plant for beds, borders, and containers. It will attract pollinators and make a nice fall decoration. Its decorative fruits are nontoxic but are not meant to be eaten.

Sowing month: 2

Temperature (°C): 20-25

Days germination: 5-7

Blooming: July to October

Exposition: sun

Height: 20-25 cm

Soil: well-drained, warm

Usage: border plant, container,

flower bed

Pepper Onyx Red



Latin name: Ptilotus exaltatus

For those who are constantly in search of special flowers! Joey is a unique plant with large, conical, 6-10 cm bottlebrush flower spikes, glistening silver with a darker neon pink colour near the tips. Excellent as an accent plant in mixed containers or as a complement in annual flower beds, Ptilotus is heat and rain tolerant.

Sowing month: 2

Temperature (°C): 24-26

Days germination: 7

Blooming: June to September

Exposition: sun

Height: 30-40 cm

Soil: well-drained

Usage: flower bed, border plant, container, rock garden

Ptilotus Joey


Bunny Tail

Latin name: Lagurus ovatus

The popularity of ornamental grasses is growing steadily and landscapers can't get enough of them! Tall or dwarf, annual or perennial, their graceful spikes dance in the wind, in neutral shades that match the spirit of fall. Though many are propagated vegetatively, here are some other popular ones that are propagated from seeds.

Variety description: An annual, this grass produces small 3-5 cm wide inflorescences, resembling a rabbit's tail. Use in pots or for cut flowers.

Sowing month: 2

Temperature (°C): 12-15

Days germination: 15

Blooming: July to October

Exposition: sun

Height: 20 cm

Soil: well-drained

Usage: border, flower bed, container

Lagurus Bunny Tail

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