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4 Fall-Blooming Wildflowers to Plant in Spring | Regional Report

Partridge pea

Even though we are in the middle of spring wildflower season, it’s not too early to start planning for fall wildflowers in your garden. In fact, you need to plant many varieties now if you want to enjoy their autumnal show. Here are four outstanding choices that will brighten your autumn days after the spring wildflowers are long gone. One special note: two of these bloom through the summer as well.

Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, annual) seed can be sown from March through May in the Southern Plains. Despite its humble name, partridge pea is a delicate and showy native wildflower with fine, feathery foliage and bright yellow blooms. It’s a true pea in the Fabaceae family, so it fixes nitrogen, gradually enriching the soil. It tends to bloom from June through October and, although it is an annual, it reseeds itself well if the seed pods…

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