I first began winter sowing godetia last season, when I purchased the seeds on a whim. With the dreamy shades of pink, white, and salmon; I just couldn’t resist myself. It seems like that happens a lot when it comes to browsing seed catalogs. You would think that someone who doesn’t have any growing space would be able to demonstrate a little better self restraint.
After winter sowing godetia for the first time last year, I was really quick to notice that the flowers didn’t get nearly as large as I wanted. As I’ve learned this year in overwintering them in the hoop house, is that these plants are definitely cold tolerant. I’m cautiously optimistic that my fall planting will make it through the winter and bloom in the spring.
To winter sow godetia, it is important that the seeds get started early. This will allow them plenty of time to germinate and to be transplanted into the garden before hot weather arrives in early summer. Giving the plants plenty of time to get established is really a key element to ensure that you get the best flower blooms possible for cut flowers or for the landscape border.
I started winter sowing godetia in January. They’ve already germinated and have started to grow. They should be ready for me to transplant into the yard around mid March. Have you ever grown godetia before? Did you winter sow it? I would love to hear all about the process in the comments below!