The USDA advises that the following plants develop best for transplanting if grown at 60 to 65 degrees and 10 to 12 hours of light each day: calliopsis, China aster, cornflower, strawflower, gaillardia, globe amaranth
, petunia, phlox, poppy, portulaca, rudbeckia, salpiglossis, scabiosa, snapdragon and verbena.
Red celosia, lamb's ears, and red and white globe amaranth
, which you can grow in your garden and dry, will make striking accents.
Start with fresh flowers and seedpods from your yard or a local florist; here, Chapman used billy balls, globe amaranth
, string of pearls, poppy seedpods, and dwarf pineapples (available on Etsy) for a festive look.
Ornamentals such as begonias, dahlias, zinnias, celosia, amaranth, heliotrope, portulaca and globe amaranth
like high temperatures.
Acacia / Dusty miller Eucalyptus / Globe amaranth
/ Millet Ornamental cabbage Peppermint tree / Privet Queen Anne's lace / Snapdragon
All of her 100 seed varieties--including a pale blush Scabiosa, 30 colors of sweet peas, and a custom color blend of globe amaranth
, shown here--are tried-and-true (and tried again) performers.
Try ageratum, bedding dahlias, globe amaranth
, impatiens, lobelia, Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), marigold, petunia, phlox, portulaca, salvia, Sanvitalia, statice, sunflower, sweet alyssum, and zinnia.
For sunny spots, choose from cosmos, garden verbena, globe amaranth
, Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus), marigolds, portulaca, gentian sage, 'Victoria' mealycup sage, scarlet sage, sunflower, and zinnias.