When to Plant Starflower Seeds
Direct sow Starflower seeds about 2-3 weeks before the final frost of the Spring. Starflower seeds can also be started indoors, 4-6 weeks before the final frost date in Spring.
Where to Plant Starflower Seeds
Starflower can thrive in locations that receive Full Sun to Partial Shade conditions, ideally 6-8 hours of sunlight exposure per day. Choose rich, moist well-draining soil for your Starflower seeds - if needed, peat moss and sand can be amended into the soil to help ensure proper drainage.
How to Plant Starflower Seeds
Starflower seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting. Learn more about germination light requirements here.
Sow Starflower seeds onto the surface of the soil, and compress firmly. Do not cover your Starflower seeds, as they require sunlight in order to germinate. Seedlings will germinate in approximately 10-12 days.
How to Care for Starflower
Once established, Starflower requires very little care or maintenance. Starflower will self-sow if allowed to go to seed - to control this, deadhead spent flowers before seed pods develop. Cut down growth that dies back in the fall, and clear the debris.