Flowers to plant in June

Flowers to plant in June


Sowing seeds in June can be a rewarding way to extend the colour of your garden into late summer and autumn. Here's a quick guide on what you can sow and some specific tips for each plant mentioned:

Limnanthes douglasii

  • Description: Hardy annual with white and yellow flowers, aptly nicknamed the poached egg plant.
  • Sowing Tips:
    • Sow seeds directly in the ground where you want them to grow.
    • Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
    • Water regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.
    • Expect germination within 10-14 days.


  • Description: Easy to grow, colourful flowers that can trail or climb, useful as companion plants.
  • Sowing Tips:
    • Sow seeds directly in the ground or in pots.
    • Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil.
    • Space seeds about 10-12 inches apart.
    • Water sparingly as nasturtiums prefer slightly poorer soil and too much water can lead to fewer flowers.
    • Germination typically occurs within 7-10 days.

Candelabra Primulas

  • Description: Biennials with vibrant tiered blooms, ideal for damp and shady areas.
  • Sowing Tips:
    • Gather seeds from existing plants after they have finished blooming.
    • Sow seeds immediately after harvesting for the best results.
    • Choose a shady, moist spot in the garden.
    • Lightly cover the seeds with soil and keep the area well-watered.
    • Seeds should germinate in a few weeks, but plants will develop and bloom the following year.

General Tips for June Sowing

  1. Soil Preparation: Ensure the soil is well-prepared by removing weeds and adding compost to improve fertility and drainage.
  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during hot, dry spells. Young seedlings are particularly vulnerable to drying out.
  3. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the seedlings to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  4. Pest Control: Keep an eye out for pests like slugs and aphids, which can damage young plants. Use organic methods or barriers to protect your seedlings.

By following these tips, you can enjoy a vibrant garden with colourful blooms and beneficial companion plants well into the late summer and autumn months.

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