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  1. Bedding Plants

  2. Begonia x semperflorensWax Begonias 1. Grow 6”–12” high with pink, red or white flowers 2. Spaced 6”-10” and need direct sunlight 3. May be propagated from seeds or cuttings and transplanted

  3. Cultural Requirements Begonias 1. Time from seeding to market in packs is about 14 weeks and in pots is about 16 weeks 2. Small seeds should be lightly pressed into surface of germinating medium 3. Germination requires light and 65 - 70 F medium temperature 4. Can be propagated by stem-tip cuttings 5. Plants do well in full sun to shade

  4. Pelargonium x hortorumGeraniums 1. Grow 12”-18”, leaves are rounded with scalloped edges, flowers are red, white or pink and grow on a stem, flowers have many petals in a cluster shaped like a ball. About 2/3 or plants sold are red. Leaves are dark green. 2. Need direct sunlight and 10”-12” spacing 3. May be propagated from seeds or cuttings and transplanted

  5. Geraniums 1. Time from seeding to market in packs is about 14 weeks and in pots is about 16 weeks 2. Seeds are large and have to be scarified because of hard seed coats 3. Seed suppliers usually scarify before packing for sale. Seeds should be covered with 1/8 inch of medium 4. Medium (soil mix) should be about 75 F. 5. Can be propagated from cuttings

  6. Pelargonium peltatumIvy Leaf Geranium • Height: Vining • Clusters of flowers at end of stems with leathery scalloped leaves • White, red, peppermint, pink flowers in umbel • Deadhead • Sun-Part Shade

  7. ImpatiensImpatiens 1. Grow 6”-18” high and have succulent stems, lance-shaped leaves, small and rounded flowers with five petals and one petal is shaped like a tube that protrudes from the underside of the flower. Flower colors include pink, lavender, white, red, purple, salmon and coral. 2. Spaced 12”-18” and needs partial sun or shade 3. May be propagated from seeds or cuttings

  8. Impatiens 1. Time from seeding to market in packs is about 8 weeks 2. Seeds should be placed on surface of medium and covered lightly 3. Germination requires light and temperature of 60 - 70 F 4. Can be propagated from cuttings 5. Have been the number one bedding crop for many years • Grow well in shade • Traditional and New Guinea Impatiens

  9. Tagetes species (erecta)AfricanMarigolds 1. Grow from 6” to 4’ tall with orange or yellow flowers, have pungent aroma 2. Spaced 6”-12” apart and grow best in full sunlight 3. Grown from seeds and transplanted

  10. Marigolds 1. Time from seeding to market is about 9 weeks in packs and 10 weeks in pots 2. Seeds should be covered by ¼” of germinating medium 3. Germinating medium should be 70 -75 F 4. Outdoor plants grow in full light for best quality Vary in size from 6” to 4 feet 5. Vary in size from 6” to 4 feet 6. Have pungent aroma—smell like marigolds 7. Have very few cultural problems

  11. Viola x wittrockianaPansies 1. Grow from 6”-8” tall and have moon-faced flowers in many colors including blue, purple, yellow, white, pink and red 2. Spaced 6”-8” and grown in full-sun 3. Grown from seeds and transplanted 4. Cool-season bedding plant

  12. Pansies 1. Time from seeding to market in packs is about 12 weeks and 13 weeks in pots 2. Seeds should be planted on surface of medium and covered with paper to keep dark 3. Germination medium should be about 70 F 4. Grow in full sun • Cool-weather bedding plant • Flower is edible

  13. Petunia hybridaPetunias 1. Grow from 6”-18” tall and have flowers with a tube-shaped base. Flower colors include red, pink, white, blue and pastels 2. Spaced 10”-12” 3. Grown from seeds and transplanted

  14. Petunias 1. Time from seeding to market in packs is about 10 weeks and 11 weeks in pots 2. Sow seeds on surface of medium; seeds are very small 285,000/ounce 3. Need light and 70 - 80 F germinating medium temperature 4. Many different types and colors 5. One of top five annuals in the U.S. for over 100 years