When Should I Start Flower Seeds Planting?

When Should I Start Flower Seeds Planting?

Many flowering plants can be grown from seeds. However, different flowering plants prefer different growing conditions. In addition, some of the plant seeds may not germinate in cold or humid weather. Therefore sowing time becomes important.

Summer flowers:

1. Sunflower:

The Sunflower is the best flowering plant for summer, with bright yellow flowers.

2. Zinnia

Zinnias are low-maintenance flowering plants, and they come in a variety of colors. They require 5-6 hours of bright sunlight to grow well.

3. Shankapushpi:

This plant is also called the Butterfly pea plant. The flowers have many medicinal benefits and come in white and blue colors.

4. Periwinkle

Periwinkle is known to be extremely hardy and is known to thrive even in nutritionally deficient soils. It is widely used as groundcover.

5. Petunia

With a myriad of colors, Petunia looks beautiful in a summer garden.

6. Morning glory 

Morning glory is a gorgeous plant species. It is easy to grow morning glory indoors too.

Morning glory

Q: When to sow the summer flowering plant seeds?

The ideal time for sowing seeds of winter flowering plants is October to November.


Winter flowers:

1. Calendula:

Calendula is also known as Pot marigold. It is an easy plant to grow from seeds.

2. Marigold

Marigold blossoms are gorgeous yellow. They thrive best in sunny areas

3. Cineraria

Cineraria grow well in shady locations. Seeds have to be sown in a potting mix rich in organic matter.

4.  Dahlia

Dahlias are popular herbaceous perennial plants. They come in a vivid range of colors and shapes. They are the most loved garden plants, as well as cut flowers.


Q: When to sow the flowering plant's seeds in winter?

The ideal time for sowing seeds of winter flowering plants is October to November.


Autumn flowers

1. Nasturtiums

Nasturtium produces showy, often intensely bright flowers and rounded leaves. The plant has been used in herbal medicine.

2. Cosmos

Cosmos are herbaceous plants commonly grown as summer annuals. These plants do not require much care.


3. Celosia

Celosia is a great, low-maintenance plant that comes in a variety of colors. It grows well even in poor, rocky, and sandy soils.

Q: When to sow the autumn flowering plants seeds?

The ideal time for sowing seeds of winter flowering plants is from June- July.


Q: When is the best time in the day to sow seeds?

It is best to start sowing seeds or planting saplings in the evening, perhaps between 4 to 6 p.m. It allows the seed or sapling time to adjust to the  environmental conditions  before experiencing the heat of day.

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Extra reading

How to Grow Plants from Seeds in Bangalore Step by Step?

How to start gardening

Flowers that Thrive in Poor Soil

12 months flowering plants in India 

Winter Plants That Flower in Bangalore


Happy Gardening!

Dr. Vandana K.