Purchased online from Michigan Bulb Co.:
- Canterbury Bells (Campanula) - $7.99 for three bareroot plants. One bloomed, then died.
- Bellflower (Campanula glomerata) - $7.99 for three potted plants. Saw good growth on two plants, but no blooms.
- Double Anemones (Anemone coronaria St. Brigid Group) - $5.99 for 40 bulbs. Planted in summer so too late to see anything this year. I just read that I should have pulled these bulbs up this fall for winter storage, so I don't have a lot of hope of seeing these next season.
- Liatris (Liatris spicata 'Alba') - $5.99 for 20 white bulbs. Saw growth on 10-12 bulbs, but no blooms.
- Mixed Lupines (Lupinus polyphyllus (Russell Hybrid)) -$7.99 for three bareroot plants. Two started to show growth then dried up and died. I never saw anything from the third.
- Mini Hollyhocks (Sidalcea malviflora) - $7.99 for six potted plants. Saw growth on several; one tiny hollyhock bloomed.
- Scabiosa (Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue') - $5.99 for three potted plants. Some growth and profuse blooms.
Purchased from local nurseries:
- Lavender - $0.99 for three cell-pack size plants. All three showed great growth, and two plants bloomed.
- Coneflower - $0.99 for three cell-pack size plants. All three showed good growth and one bloomed just before killing frosts arrived.
- Cosmos - approx. $3.18 for eight plants. Good growth and bloomed profusely.
- Miss Kim Lilac, Dwarf - $10 for two plants. Little growth and few blooms. May not have watered enough.
- Shasta Daisies - $0.99 for three cell-size plants. Good growth, but no blooms.
- Strawberry Dianthus - $0.99 for three cell-size plants. Not a lot of growth, but blooms.
- Veronica Speedwell - $0.99 for three cell-size plants. Great growth and bloomed profusely.
After these results I plan to stock up at the local nurseries when they have great sales and save online plant ordering for rare plants I can't find anywhere else. Of course perhaps my winter sowing efforts will be so fantastic I won't need to buy any plants this Spring. Yeah, I'm not holding my breath on that one either.
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