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5 Unpretentious Biennials and Annuals

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We continue to talk about unpretentious flowers for a “lazy” garden. Today’s article will be devoted to unpretentious biennial and annual flowers. Despite the fact that the majority of annuals are grown bby seedling method, which still requires a certain amount of trouble, there are plants in this group that are loved by gardeners just for ease of cultivation and care.

5 Unpretentious Biennials and Annuals for Novice Gardeners



Sweet William

Blooming: June-September

Planting: Sweet William are propagated by sowing the seeds for seedlings (in April) or into the ground (or in the early spring before winter).

Height: 15-25 inches

Growing conditions: sun or partial shade light, friable soil.

Use in the garden: excellent plant for flower gardens in a rural style.

Marigold (calendula)

Blooming: June to frost

Planting: Sow in April-May in the ground directly in the flower garden.

Height: 10-30 inches (depending on grade)

Growing conditions: preferably in the sun, but calendula can grow also in partial shade; Soil – any other than a dry or excessively wet sand.

Use in the garden: calendula is a versatile plant that can be used everywhere in the garden, as well as grow on terraces and balconies in containers.

Indian cress (nasturtium)

Blooming: June to frost

Planting: planting in the ground at the end of May

Height: 10-120 cm (climbing)

Growing conditions: preferred sunny areas protected from strong winds, with permeable soil.

Use in the garden: nasturtium looks amazing around trees, under bushes, along fences and walls; it can be used as ground cover or basket plant.


Blooming: From April until frost

Planting: you can plant viola during entire season; the last year plants can be grafted in spring.

Height: 5-10 inches

Growing conditions: land with nutrient permeable soil in sun or partial shade.

Use in the garden: Viola is exceptionally versatile; it can be grown almost anywhere in the garden – from rockeries to lawn, flower beds to containers.


Blooming: June-September

Planting: Sow phacelia in the ground throughout the season; for flowering – in May; as green manure – up to September.

Height: 8-35 inches (depending on species)

Growing conditions: sunny areas or light partial shade, light garden soil.

Use in the garden: phacelia can be plated on any free planting garden plots, it will decorate and enrich the soil. This is not only a beautiful plant with openwork carved foliage and charming delicate flowers, but also an excellent green manure, and honey, which attracts insects to your garden.

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