How To Save Flower Seeds for Planting Next Year

By: Julie Day
Perennial gaillardia flower blooms forming seed heads .

Perennial gaillardia forming seed heads in my garden.

Easiest Plants to Grow

Not all plants will grow from seed, and some are easier than others. And some, like calendula, will drop their seeds on the ground and come back next year, with no help from you.

If you’re new to seed-collecting, here are some easy to grow flower suggestions to get you started:

Annual Flowers:

Red Cosmos flower blooming with house in background.

Cosmos flower.

  • Calendula
  • Comos
  • Marigold
  • Sunflowers
  • Zinnia

Perennial Flowers:

  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Coneflower
  • Gaillardia
  • Lupine
  • Poppy

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