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Flowers to Sow by Month

There’s a best time to sow every type of flower seed to get the best results. Take a look at our handy guides that tell you which seeds to plant now, month by month, and when you can expect gorgeous blooms for your efforts.

Flowers to Sow in January

There's not so much to do in the January garden, so it's a great time to start sowing some seeds! How about begonias, geraniums, lobelia, sweet peas or hollyhocks? Check out our January flower seed...
There's not so much to do in the January garden, so it's a great time to start sowing...
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Flowers to Sow in February

February is a great month to start sowing your bedding plants under cover for a lovely summer display. Why not try geranium, petunia, impatiens (busy Lizzie) and nicotiana? There are perennial seeds to be sown...
February is a great month to start sowing your bedding plants under cover for a lovely summer display....
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Flowers to Sow in March

March is the optimum time for sowing the bedding plants that will colour your borders and pots in the summer. How about trying cosmia, gazania, petunia, lobelia, sweet pea, calendula, clarkia, larkspur, nigella or marigold?
March is the optimum time for sowing the bedding plants that will colour your borders and pots in...
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Flowers to Sow in April

April is the month when half-hardy flowers can be sown indoors, including French marigold, nemesia, rudbeckia and cosmos. Or you could start sowing hardier seeds, like oxalis and clarkia, straight into the garden.
April is the month when half-hardy flowers can be sown indoors, including French marigold, nemesia, rudbeckia and cosmos....
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Flowers to Sow in May

By May the earth is getting warm enough to sow many types of flower seeds straight into the garden, including old cottage favourites like primrose, cornflowers, calendula and sweet William. Easiest of all are nasturtium...
By May the earth is getting warm enough to sow many types of flower seeds straight into the...
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Flowers to Sow in June

June opens up the outdoor sowing season to popular border flowers like alstroemeria, achillea, arabis, Canterbury bells, coreopsis, erigeron, myosotis and sweet William. Meanwhile, polyanthus, primrose and pansy, can be started off in your greenhouse.
June opens up the outdoor sowing season to popular border flowers like alstroemeria, achillea, arabis, Canterbury bells, coreopsis,...
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Flowers to Sow in July

By July there’s a wealth of flower seeds to sow outdoors, including aquilegia, campanula, coreopsis, delphinium, myosotis, penstemon and pansy. You can also prepare for autumn biennial planting by sowing foxglove, sweet William, and forget-me-nots.
By July there’s a wealth of flower seeds to sow outdoors, including aquilegia, campanula, coreopsis, delphinium, myosotis, penstemon...
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Flowers to Sow in August

In August the warm ground is perfect for sowing feverfew, field cornflower, calendula, myosotis, Siberian wallflower, cyclamen hederifolium and potentilla. You can also start off some pot plant seeds indoors. Why not try a cactus,...
In August the warm ground is perfect for sowing feverfew, field cornflower, calendula, myosotis, Siberian wallflower, cyclamen hederifolium...
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Flowers to Sow in September

September is a busy month for seed sowing, starting off next year’s flowering stars in beds outdoors or under glass. Calendula, larkspur, nigella and poppy seeds are all good to go outside now, and cyclamen,...
September is a busy month for seed sowing, starting off next year’s flowering stars in beds outdoors or...
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Flowers to Sow in October

Darkness falls earlier in October, but you can still sow bedding plants and perennials, including coleus, aquilegia, nemesia, and oxalis. If your greenhouse is heated, try sowing seeds for sweet and dainty cyclamen, or pop...
Darkness falls earlier in October, but you can still sow bedding plants and perennials, including coleus, aquilegia, nemesia,...
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Flowers to Sow in November

November is the month to think about testing out some less common choices, like a cactus or another succulent houseplant. You can also make an early with seeds to make a lovely summer display, like...
November is the month to think about testing out some less common choices, like a cactus or another...
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Flowers to Sow in December

Even in cold and dark December, there are seeds to be sown indoors. Houseplants are a fun choice to try, or you can see be successful with plants like begonia, coleus, cyclamen and geranium if...
Even in cold and dark December, there are seeds to be sown indoors. Houseplants are a fun choice...
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