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As the Latin name suggests (amoena meaning beautiful or pleasing), this plant makes a beautiful addition to many types of gardens and wildflower meadows. Very showy annual with a long bloom time, provides pollen and nectar when other natives are going dormant. Attracts honey bees, bumblebees, mason bees and butterflies. 


  • Height- 24”-36”
  • Width- 12”-18”
  • Water: Dry to Moist
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Bloom time: June-August (depending on moisture availability)
  • Direct sowing: best sown in fall. Seeds will germinate readily in fall and grow steadily throughout the winter. Can be sown in spring (before April), plants will be shorter.
  • Growing transplants: Seeds do not exhibit dormancy but germinate best in cool temperatures (50-65 degrees).

Farewell to Spring

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